As men age, the risk of developing prostate problems increases. The health of the prostate is influenced by a variety of hormones, some of which act more strongly in older ages and cause the gland to grow continuously. While a healthy gland in a man under the age of 40 is the size of a small walnut, the prostate can grow substantially and reach the size of a lemon a couple of decades later.
Since the prostate gland is located below the bladder and around the urethra, the growth process can interfere with the health and function of the surrounding organs, as well as associated organs such as the kidneys.
Prostate enlargement requires treatment. Without it, the gland continues to grow and the symptoms will continue to aggravate. The first step must be a medical examination by a urologist and tests to rule out other conditions. Next, the specialist and the patient together will develop the treatment plan. The enlarged prostate or BPH treatment Denver clinics have available range from the administration of medicines to conventional surgical interventions or embolization. The best solution depends on how advanced the prostate enlargement is, as well as on the overall health and preferences of the patient.