Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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If you’re getting older, you might face the condition of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. If the symptoms are getting serious consult our Board Certified Urologist, Dr. Binod K. Sinha in Edison NJ for the best treatment options. What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia? Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) also known as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is the enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate gland covers the tube called urethra that carries urine from bladder out of body. When prostate gland gets bigger, it squeezes or partially blocks the urethra. BPH causes the blockage of flow of urine, urinary tract, bladder and kidney problems. It is a common condition that occurs in men as they get older. What are major symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia? Majority of men don’t see symptoms of BPH. But when lower urinary tract symptoms occur, they may get mild to severe. The size of the prostate enlargement is not related with severity of symptoms. Some men have serious symptoms with slight enlargement, while some face mild symptoms with great enlargement. The common triggers are cold weather, physical, emotional stress and some medications. Symptoms are related to emptying bladder and bladder storage. These include the following: Related to emptying bladder:

  • Get difficulty in starting urine stream.
  • Urine flow becomes weak.
  • Feel pain during urination & dribbling after urination.
  • Feel to urinate again soon after urination.

Related to bladder storage:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increase in urination at night (Nocturia)

These symptoms can not only be caused by BPH but can also be related to prostate cancer, urinary tract infections, diabetes, heart failure and neurological disorders. What are Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia causes? Although it isn’t clear about what exactly causes the prostate enlargement, however; it might be due to some major causes including hormonal imbalance, cell-growth and genetics factors. In majority of men, there is continuous growth of prostate throughout their life, and this growth enlarges the gland to such extent that it blocks the flow of urine through urethra and causes the urinary symptoms. What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia treatment? If you are unable to urinate completely, feel pain while urinating, see blood or pus in your urine, then you should consult the doctor immediately. Treatment depends on several factor such as size of your prostate, your age, health, severity & stress levels. The following treatment options are available:

  • Medication: It is common treatment for mild or moderate symptoms. It includes Alpha blockers, drugs therapy, etc….
  • Surgical therapy: It is recommended if symptoms becoming worse, & there is no relief from medication or if you have urinary tract obstruction, blood in urine and kidney problems. There are various types of surgical therapy that may be available such as prostate lift, embolization and open or robot-assisted prostatectomy.
  • Laser therapy: High energy lasers are used to destroy or removes enlarge prostate tissue.

Why Choose Dr. Binod K. Sinha to treat your BPH? Dr. Binod K. Sinha is a Board Certified Urologist that has years of experience and advanced training to provide the best treatment with personal care to his patients. Get Treated for BPH at Urology Care of Central New Jersey conveniently located at Edison NJ.

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