A prostate adenoma is a benign condition that involves enlarging the prostate area located inside the urethra. It most often occurs after the age of 50 due to hormonal changes that happen as people age. The disease develops more quickly in patients who had prostate infections (prostatitis) in their youth or changes in hormonal balance as they got older.
There are two types of symptoms:
- Obstructive – enlarged prostate leads to compression of the urethra resulting in weak urine flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, and forced urination (dysuria).
- Irritant – increased urination, especially at night (pollakiuria), urgent need to go to the toilet (urinary urgency).
Although it is a common condition in men over 50 years of age, prostate adenoma is treatable and, depending on its severity, may involve various treatment plans. The urologist will recommend treatment depending on the size of the prostate, the severity of the symptoms, and the complications generated.
Prostate treatments are constantly improving. Patients and doctors have several medications to choose from. In addition, surgical treatments from ECCO Medical of Denver are more effective and with fewer side effects than in the past, which can significantly improve the patient’s condition, removing unpleasant symptoms such as frequent urination, urinary incontinence, or the feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder.