Treatment of benign prostate enlargement

Benign prostate enlargement, or BPH (benignus prostata hiperplasia), is one of the most common urological diseases among men.

The prostate is a glandular organ between the base of the bladder and the pelvic floor muscles which encircles the section of the urethra closest to the bladder. Benign prostate enlargement is a normal physiological process, appearing with the advancing of the years, caused by hormonal changes. Under the age of 40, prostate enlargement rarely causes any symptoms, but by the age of 50, it can be seen in every other man. 
Apart from age, another predisposing factor is race, but its development depends also on genetic factors and lifestyle.

The symptoms of benign prostate enlargement

The enlarged prostate puts pressure on the section of the urethra it encircles, therefore, the most typical symptoms are problems with urination.
Frequent or sudden urges of urination are considered general symptoms, as well as slowly starting, or fractionally emptying, thinner urine stream. The frequent urges of urination might even appear at night, which can hinder restful sleep.
Another symptom can be the dribbling of urine.

Diagnosing and treating benign prostate enlargement

The diagnosis is made using physical and laboratory examinations, and ultrasound. After questioning the patient, the doctor examines the prostate by touching it through the rectum. Potential infections are excluded by laboratory urine examination. Using uroflowmetry, we examine the strength of urine flow. During the examination, the patient urinates into a funnel connected to a computer, which graphically depicts and calculates the strength of urine flow.

The treatment of benign prostate enlargement depends on the size of the prostate, and the severity of the symptoms caused by it. In the case of milder symptoms, we might use plant extract therapy, but if the symptoms are more severe, medication therapy is necessary.
If the symptoms do not improve, or even worsen despite medication therapy, surgical intervention might become necessary.

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Attila Keszthelyi MD
Attila Keszthelyi MD
Tibor Lőwy MD
Tibor Lőwy MD
Viktor Varju MD
Viktor Varju MD