Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, also called benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP or BPE), is an enlarged prostate gland, which mostly affect older men. It is the most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Its symptoms may vary throughout the day. The following are some of the key symptoms: a) urinary hesitancy b) weak stream c) nocturia, d) incontinence and) recurrent urinary tract infections.
HOW IS BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
An urologist diagnoses Benign prostate hypertrophy by performing the following tests: 1. Blood tests 2. Rectal examination 3. Ultrasonography 4. Microscopic examination of different types of prostate tissues
HOW IS BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY TREATED?
Treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy addresses the symptoms. Lifestyle changes like drinking fewer fluids before bedtime can help bringing down the frequency of urination. BPH can be medically managed as well. If medical management does not work, then surgical treatment is the best alternative.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition can also lead to kidney damage in the long run.