Enlarged Prostate Treatment (BPH) Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad
Enlarged Prostate Treatment (BPH)
The prostate is a gland present surrounding the urethra in men. It makes the semen fluid and also expels fluid through the penis during sexual intercourse. The size of the prostate gland may increase in size due to age and can cause symptoms and complications if not treated.
What Is BPH?
When the prostate gland increases in size it is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The size of the prostate gland increases due to the overgrowth of cells. This puts pressure on the urethra and makes it difficult to pass urine.
What Are The Causes Of BPH?
It is a normal process that occurs due to ageing. The real cause of BPH is not known. Hormonal imbalance may contribute to increasing the size of the prostate gland. You are at risk of developing BPH if your family member had the same problem or if you have diseases of the testis.
What Are The Options For Enlarged Prostate Treatment?
Your doctor at Apollo Kondapur will ask you to make lifestyle adjustments to give relief from symptoms. But, if symptoms do not improve, he will prescribe medications and if medications also fail to give you relief from the symptoms of BPH, your doctor will recommend surgery.
Medications used for the treatment of BPH
A wide range of medications is available for enlarged prostate treatment. Medications include alpha-1 blockers, medicines for balancing your hormones, and antibiotics.
Alpha-1 blockers are given to relax the bladder muscles. This helps to improve the urine flow.
Hormonal medicines are given for balancing the hormones and reducing the hormone production by the prostate gland.
Antibiotics are prescribed for treating the inflammation of the prostate gland.
Your doctor will advise surgery for BPH if conventional methods do not help to give relief from the symptoms. Surgical procedures of different types may be used for the treatment of BPH. Some procedures are non-invasive or minimally invasive and may be done in an outpatient unit.
Some surgeries are complex and you may have to stay in the hospital.
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How Can I Manage BPH Naturally?
Your doctor may ask you to make specific changes in your lifestyle for managing the symptoms of BPH. He will ask you to do the following:
- Go to urinate as soon as you feel the urge
- Try to pass urine even if you have a small urge to urinate
- Avoid drinking alcohol late at night
- Avoid taking over the counter medications without consulting with your doctor
- Do regular exercise to strengthen the bladder muscles
What Are The Complications Of BPH?
You can avoid complications of BPH by taking proper treatment. If you experience any symptoms related to BPH, you should consult with your doctor. You can develop complications if symptoms are ignored initially. Common complications that may arise are:
- Infection of the urinary tract organs
- Formation of stones
- Damage to your kidneys
- Bleeding in the urinary tract
- Inability to pass urine
Enlarged prostate is a common age-related problem in men. The symptoms of enlarged prostate should not be ignored. If you experience any symptoms of enlarged prostate and you are above 50 years of age, you should immediately consult with a doctor. Treatments of different types are available. Your doctor will choose the best treatment plan depending on your symptoms and the severity of the problem.
No, it does not mean that you have prostate cancer if you have been diagnosed with BPH. But, if BPH is not treated on time it can cause prostate cancer.
Different surgical treatments are available for enlarged prostate. The type of treatment chosen by your doctor will depend on your general health, your symptoms, and the severity of your problem. In mild cases, non-invasive and minimally invasive surgical procedures are done.
Yes, you may have to continue taking the medications for BPH if you have been diagnosed with the problem. If you will avoid taking medication, the problem can aggravate and can lead to complications.