Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as “enlarged prostate gland”, is a frequent condition as men age and is mainly due to hormonal changes that occur with age. Up to 50% of men over the age of 50 may suffer from it.
This is characterized by an increase in the size of the prostate., which is normally the size of a walnut and is located next to the bladder, surrounding the urethra. Over the years, it can grow and when this growth occurs abnormally, it has an impact on the quality of life of man.
The incidence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is 424.86 cases and its prevalence is 3,873.73 patients among 100,000 men in Mexico. Sometimes patients are overwhelmed thinking that it is cancer, however, BPH is just a growth of the prostate gland.
The importance of giving prompt treatment is of vital relevance for the men who face it, as shared in a study by the Boston Medical Group.
What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperlapsia?
Men with an enlarged prostate can have a variety of symptoms, but as time goes by, they can get worse and worse.
Some common signs and symptoms are:
Burning when urinating.
Repeatedly going to the bathroom.
Fever, headache and body cut.
When urinating, a flow without force is felt and this is compacted by small jets.
He is left with the feeling that he wants to urinate.
When to see a specialist?
Once any of the symptoms have been detected, it is recommended to see a urology specialist as soon as possible who, through a physical examination and digital rectal examination, will be able to detect the disease in time to determine the most appropriate treatment for the patient’s condition.
How to treat it?
In mild and moderate cases, a change in the daily diet helps to reduce the symptoms, in addition to administering some medications to reduce the pressure of the urethra. In some cases, surgery is used, however, today there is state-of-the-art technology such as steam therapy that has arrived in Mexico and is born as a new alternative to medication and also to the operating room.