BPH and The Future
Learning that you have an issue with your prostate can be difficult. Managing the symptoms can be frustrating and even painful.
Treatment options are available, but many men aren’t comfortable discussing this issue, let alone seek out their options for being treated.
The problem with not getting help for BPH is that it can lead to other, more severe complications. This article will take a closer look at what BPH is and some of the available treatment options.
What is BPH?
BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia. This means that the cells in your prostate are growing more than what they should, which leads to an enlarged prostate. The prostate is located around a tube in your body called the ureter, which carries urine out of the body. When the prostate enlarges, it can start blocking this tube and result in having troubles urinating. You may notice that it is harder to get started or you may feel like you can’t completely empty your bladder. This is typically an age-related condition, and the symptoms will likely be worse during the night hours.
What are BPH Treatment Options?
Some BPH treatment options can be as simple as taking medications that help shrink the prostate or relax the muscles of the bladder. This alone can sometimes alleviate all your symptoms.
It’s also possible you may need further treatment, such as surgery to correct the problem. In addition, new BPH treatment options can include the use of laser surgery to help correct this problem and provide you with relief. This can be done with a minimally invasive technique to provide a quicker recovery with the potential for fewer complications.
Now that you know what BPH is and some of the ways that it is currently being treated, maybe you will feel more comfortable speaking to your doctor if you are experiencing some of these symptoms. Newer methods of treating BPH can be less invasive and get you back on your feet sooner.