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Enlarged Prostate Treatment (BPH)

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Enlarged Prostate Treatment (BPH) Treatment & Diagnostics in Chembur, Mumbai

Enlarged Prostate Treatment (BPH)

Enlargement of the prostate is a common problem in men over fifty. It is also called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), where the word ‘Benign’ indicates that prostate growth is not cancerous. An enlarged prostate presses against the urethra (the tube that carries urine) and restricts the flow of urine. BPH is common in fifty percent of men who cross fifty years of age and almost ninety percent of men over eighty. You can visit any of the established urology hospitals in Chembur for diagnosis and treatment of prostate enlargement.  

Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

During the early stage of BPH, the symptoms may be very mild. These symptoms can worsen in later stages, affecting the quality of life. In such cases, consult a reputed urology specialist in Chembur.
The following symptoms are common in men with BPH:

  • The urgency to urinate.
  • Difficulty starting urination.
  • Incomplete urination.
  • Weakened stream of urine.
  • Dripping of urine after urination.
  • Increase in frequency to urinate, especially during the night.
  • In rare cases, BPH may cause an inability to pass urine, blood in urine, or urinary tract infections. 

What are the Causes of Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

Aging is the most obvious cause of prostate enlargement (BPH) in men. Age-related changes in male hormones may be responsible for the growth of the prostate gland in men. Growth in estrogen production with a relative lowering of testosterone production may cause the growth of the prostate leading to its enlargement. Scientists are also researching the role of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in prostate enlargement.

Other factors that may contribute to the abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland are:

  • Family history of BPH.
  • Side effects of certain medicines.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Obesity.
  • Erectile dysfunction.

When to See a Doctor for Treatment of Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

Symptoms of enlarged prostate are treatable at established urology hospitals in Mumbai. If the symptoms disturb your daily activities, consulting a urology specialist in Chembur will help you find relief. You should visit an experienced urologist in Mumbai if you frequently get up at night to urinate, leading to sleep disturbances.   

If you are unable to pass urine, you should immediately visit an established urology specialist in Chembur. It is advisable to go for regular checkups even if the symptoms do not bother you. Timely treatment can prevent complications such as urinary infections, kidney or bladder damage, and blood in the urine. 

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What Treatment Options are Available for Enlargement of Prostate

Established urology hospitals in Mumbai offer several options to treat an enlarged prostate. The symptoms of BPH and associated treatment options may vary based on the patient’s health status. 

  • Medication – Medicines for the treatment aim at facilitating easy urination by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. Some medicines prevent hormonal changes to shrink the prostate. Doctors may recommend combination therapy for better efficacy. 
  • Surgery – If the medication is not effective and symptoms of enlarged prostate are moderate to severe, minimally invasive surgery may be necessary. Surgery is necessary if you have kidney problems, bladder stones, urinary obstruction, or blood in the urine. Many advanced surgical options, such as laser therapy, are also available to treat BPH.

Usually, patients with mild symptoms do not need immediate treatment though they should consider regular checkups to avoid complications. Consult expert urology doctors in Chembur to discuss your treatment options.

Request an appointment at:
Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai

Call 1860 500 1066 to book an appointment.


Enlargement of the prostate (BPH) is a common condition in men over fifty, causing discomfort during urination. Prostate enlargement can block the flow of urine or may lead to severe complications such as kidney problems, bladder stones, etc. There are various treatment options, including medicines and minimally invasive surgery for patients with moderate-to-severe symptoms. It is possible to prevent complications with regular checkups at established urology hospitals in Mumbai, even if the symptoms are mild. 

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Is it possible to prevent prostate enlargement?

There is no specific or proven way of preventing prostate enlargement (BPH), which is an age-associated problem in men. However, maintaining ideal body weight, leading an active life, and sticking to a healthy diet may help.

Can enlargement of the prostate lead to prostate cancer?

Some symptoms of prostate cancer and BPH may be similar. However, prostate enlargement (BPH) is neither associated with prostate cancer nor increases the chances of cancer.

What will happen if I do not go for any treatment for prostate enlargement?

In the absence of treatment, prostate enlargement can lead to serious complications such as bladder or kidney damage, kidney stones, and sudden stoppage of urine. You should consult a qualified urologist in Mumbai for a checkup, even if the symptoms are mild.

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