BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) can be treated with medication (alpha blockers with the exception of the 5-alpha reductase inhibitors that are rarely used), procedures (lasers, electric loop) that burn the prostate, water therapy treatment that uses steam to shrink the prostate and surgery (transurethral resection of the prostate –TURP). Early enlarged prostate treatment options Denver has for patients at risk of disease progression can lead to great clinical results. The delayed approach, on the other hand, is very risky. However, early treatment can also carry many risks.
BPH cannot be cured, but symptoms can be reduced. The main symptoms of an enlarged prostate are: polyuria (increased frequency of urination), nocturia (the need to urinate during the night) and the sudden urge to urinate. Other symptoms of BPH include: blood in the urine, leaking or dribbling of urine, weak urine flow and difficulty starting to urinate.
Severe symptoms and complications of BPH should be treated immediately. TURP is the gold standard of surgical treatment for BPH, but, according to clinical evidence, open surgery is also an option. The minimally invasive procedure known as prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a safe alternative to surgery because it causes very little operative pain. Furthermore, medication can reduce symptoms by relaxing the bladder and prostate muscles and it can also block hormones that cause the prostate to grow. However, medicine that can cause urinary retention should be avoided.
Symptoms of BPH can also be naturally reduced by: avoiding trans-fats, losing weight, reducing alcohol intake, eating lots of vegetables, becoming physically active and eating fruits that are high in vitamin C and protect the prostate gland (grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes). Moreover, caffeine intake can lower the risk of developing prostate cancer.