Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as prostate enlargement, is a very common health issue that affects most men over the age of 50. Medical scientists have worked hard to find a variety of Colorado benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment options to address various levels of severity – here are some of the solutions available:
- Prostate artery embolization – the process is performed by an interventional radiologist and it involves the cutting off of the blood supply that leads to the prostate to cause it to shrink;
- Medication – the medical treatment of prostatic hyperplasia usually works by relaxing the bladder neck muscles to make it easier for the patient to pass urine;
- Prostate resection – this method involves a surgical intervention to remove almost all of the prostate, leaving only the outer shell of the gland. The positive results are very quick to appear;
- Prostate incision – this type of surgical intervention involves one or several incisions made on the prostate with the scope of allowing urine to flow more easily;
- Microwave thermotherapy – this method exposes the prostate gland to microwaves that destroy the inner part of the enlarged gland. The method is minimally invasive, but results might take some time to appear.