- BPH - to blame if men themselves?
- Lifestyle and medication
- Surgical intervention
- Nutrition and herbs
Surgery and other procedures
Prostate surgery is required in cases where:
- A patient suffering from incontinence.
- Periodically, blood appears in the urine.
- When urinary retention.
- Recurrent urinary tract infections.
A variation of the operation depends on the severity of disease symptoms, as well as the size and shape of the patient's prostate.
Minimally invasive technology
These technologies are well help ease the symptoms of the disease, but they are not as effective as surgery. On the other hand, they are less likely to cause side effects.
Transurethral microwave therapy uses heat in the form of microwave energy to decrease in the size of the prostate gland. The procedure is most effective when the symptoms are not too severe, and the patient's prostate is increased too much.
Transurethral needle ablation - a method of radio-frequency therapy, involving the destruction of the part of the prostate that is blocking urine. Well methods of influence on patients with slight or moderate increase in the prostate gland.
Interstitial Laser Therapy - the destruction of the enlarged prostate tissue by laser energy and, as a result, reducing the size of the organ. It is best method affects patients not suffering from urinary retention, with a slight to moderate increase in the prostate gland.
Operation - this is the most effective way to combat manifestations of BPH. But there is a small risk of side effects such as erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence sludge.
Transurethral resection of the adenoma (TURP) - the most common surgical treatment for BPH. The urethra is introduced resectoscope. The main advantage of this procedure is that it takes place without dissecting tissue, which reduces the risk of infections. Among the possible side effects can be called retrograde ejaculation, when the family is not liquid enters into the urethra and into the bladder
Urinary bladder - structure and function
Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) - technology of this operation resembles the technology perform a transurethral resection of adenomas, but is commonly used with little sprouting prostate. The urethra is introduced resectoscope. When the unit is at the level of prostate tissue in the body makes an incision, which can extend the urethra and facilitate urination. Typically, this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require post-operative stay of the patient in the clinic.
Laser surgery - for the destruction of the enlarged prostate tissue used two types of laser surgery. Photosensitive vaporization of prostate for those patients in whom there is a slight or moderate growth of the prostate gland. Prostate enucleation holmium laser is used at high magnification of the prostate patient. Possible side effects - retrograde ejaculation.
Open prostatectomy - during this operation using general or spinal anesthesia. In the cavity of the abdomen or the perineum (between the scrotum and the anus) incision. This procedure takes a lot of time, after which the patient must remain in the hospital for five to ten days.
In most cases, surgery helps solve the problem of difficult urination and remove the symptoms. There may be complications such as impotence
Impotence - a female perspective on the problem
, Urinary incontinence, retrograde ejaculation, sterility and urethral stricture (narrowing).