If you are suffering from an enlarged prostate, you are not alone. Many men experience this condition and it can have a negative impact on your quality of life.
Enlarged prostate means sleep disturbances, problems with urinating as well as sexual performance issues. These issues can be difficult to deal with and may cause anxiety or depression in some men.
What are the symptoms of enlarged prostate?
Frequent urination is a common symptom of an enlarged prostate. You may find yourself waking up several times during the night to go to the bathroom or having to use the restroom more frequently than usual throughout the day.
Men who experience frequent urination often develop urinary tract infections due to bacteria that cannot be washed away by normal urination. This leads to burning pain when you urinate and even blood in your urine.
Another common symptom of an enlarged prostate is difficulty starting your stream when you go to the bathroom. This can make going pee take much longer than normal and it can even lead to bladder infections if there is too much pressure on your bladder walls for too long at a time (stagnation).
The third most common symptom is difficulty emptying your bladder completely after you go pee because there isn’t enough space for all that urine inside your body anymore! You may find yourself needing
How to treat my enlarged prostate?
If you’re experiencing issues with your enlarged prostate, the first step to managing it is to make lifestyle changes.
By making these changes, you can manage your condition and prevent future issues.
The first step is to stop smoking. Smoking can cause issues with urination, so quitting will help reduce your symptoms.
The next step is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. A healthy diet will help keep your body functioning properly, while exercise helps to release toxins from your body and keep your muscles flexible and strong.
Drink plenty of water each day to stay hydrated and flush out toxins from inside your body.
Medications are a crucial part of managing enlarged prostate.
There are several types of medications that can help: alpha-blockers, beta-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. These medications work by relaxing smooth muscle tissue in the bladder wall, which reduces the pressure on the urethra. They also reduce inflammation and swelling, which relieves symptoms of BPH.
There are many treatments options for BPH. The best choice is dependent upon patient preference. If medication is not enough, there are other options such as surgery, a device implantable for 3 to 5 years, or watchful waiting.
Treatment for BPH depends on the severity of your symptoms and how much you want to be involved in managing your symptoms. Medications can help relieve symptoms and improve urine flow, but some people do not find these medications effective or want to avoid taking them. Surgery may also be an option if medications fail or if you want a longer solution.
TURP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes tissue from the prostate to treat BPH. This procedure can be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. TURP is done through the urethra and requires less recovery time than open prostatectomy.
Open prostatectomy involves an incision in the lower abdomen to remove part of the prostate gland and nearby tissue. An open approach may be necessary if you have recurrent infections or other complications following TURP surgery. Open prostatectomy has more risk than TURP but offers more control over bleeding, infection, and other surgical issues because it allows for additional surgical exploration if needed.
Most men who have had an open prostatectomy will need to take time off work for recovery since they may not be able to urinate standing up for several weeks after surgery
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