Prostate hypertrophy

Health Published at: 19 May, 2020

Benign prostate hypertrophy is a disease in which the prostate is enlarged. There are two growth cycles in men’s life of the prostate. The first one occurs during the pubertal age when the prostate gets double in size. Second phase starts after the age of 25 to 30 and goes for the rest of your life. Benign prostate hypertrophy usually begins in the second part of the growth cycle. When the prostate starts to grow it compresses the urethra. The walls of the bladder become thick. Slowly the bladder might become weak and lose its ability to empty completely and becomes unable to empty the bladder which causes many problems further of benign prostate hypertrophy. Because it is benign it is not a cancer. It doesn’t lead or cause cancer. whereas BPH and cancer could never occur simultaneously.

  • Prostate:

Prostate is an organ in the reproductive system of male. It is like the size of a walnut and weighs very little. The prostate is located below the bladder and is in front of rectum. It moves around the urethra. Urethra is an organ which carries the urine from the bladder from the penis. The actual job of the prostate is to create fluid for semen. While ejaculation the sperm is made in the Testicles and further moves to the urethra. At this time the fluid present in the prostate moves into the urethra as well. This mixture of fluid and goes through the urethra and out from the penis.

  • Symptoms of BPH:

 When the prostate gets enlarged it can both block and bother the bladder. Urination many times in a day is one of the major symptoms benign prostate hypertrophy. The urination starts occurring every two hours and it mostly occurs at night time. Some other symptoms are:

○ even after urination it feels like your bladder is full.

○ Feeling like urination cannot wait.

○ Flow of urine is weak.

○ Feeling like starting and stopping urine many times a day

○ Problem in starting urination

○ Problem in stopping urination

○ Need of straining or pushing urine

○ If benign hypertrophy gets severe then you might not be able to urinate at all

  • Causes of BPH:

The causes of benign prostate hypertrophy are still not well known. Some research says that your age and the testicles are major reasons for the causes of benign prostate hypertrophy. It is because the benign prostate hypertrophy doesn’t occur in the males whose testicles are removed before the age of puberty. Men throughout their age produce a male hormone called progesterone and also a little amount of the female hormone called estrogen. As the aging process starts in men the level of progesterone starts to decrease in their blood and at the same time the level of estrogen the female hormone starts increasing. A few studies have also shown that when the female hormone means estrogen starts increasing then they start to increase the size of prostate cells in men.

 There is another theory which states that there is one other hormone called dihydrotestosterone plays an important role in the development and growth of the prostate. Some studies have shown that even when the levels of progesterone start decreasing in the blood the higher levels of dihydrotestosterone keep increasing n the size of the prostate. This process pushes the cells of the prostate to continue their growth.

Who are at risk?

People who have a family history of prostate benign hypertrophy and also those aging are on a higher risk of getting prostate hypertrophy. Lack of activity, erectile dysfunction and obesity are also the risk factors to cause benign prostate hypertrophy. You should always be extra careful if you have any of these problems because you are then at higher risk of getting prostate hypertrophy. Always visit your doctor if you have any of these factors present and also if you have any symptoms that are showing that you have benign prostate hypertrophy.

  • Treatment:

There are a few medicines used for prostate hypertrophy and there are some other medicines used for it. You can treat yourself with these medicines and if your problems are not getting resolved with the medicines then you can go for other options left. You can comprare tadalafil

(buy tadalafil) for the disease. It is also one of the medicines used for benign prostate hypertrophy. You can get these medicines easily from any pharmacy for example UK pharmacy meds. There are many other treatments that you can use according to what your doctor has prescribed. Some of the treatments are:

○ Medical therapy

○ Minimal invasive surgery

○ Surgery

○ waiting watchfully

  • Surgery:

When every other medical therapy is not working then the last option is surgery left. Surgery can remove the cells that are blocking the tissues of the prostate. Surgery is recommended when:

○ if you have too much bleeding

○ Have your kidney damaged.

○ Are not able to urinate.

○ Stones in the bladder.