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Enlarged Prostate (BHP) treatment

Description
Benign prostatic hyperplasia also known as BPH. Benign means non-cancerous and hyperplasia means enlargement. It is sometimes referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy; however this is a misnomer. BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia can be described as a urological condition characterized by enlargement of the prostate gland in men. The prostate gland is located between the bladder and the ureth View more...
Causes
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is normal and occurs with aging and is caused due to hormonal imbalance plus growth and development of cells. Androgens; dihydrotestosterone; and estrogens are considered to play a vital role in causing BPH. It is generally common in older men, especially over the age of 60 to 70 years.
Prevention
It is advisable to abstain from the following:
Allergy medications;
Antihistamines;
Decongestants;
Medications that contribute to difficulty urinating;
Caffeine;
Alcohol.
In addition to the above, it also helps to urinate regularly and practice double voiding to provide relief from feeling to constant fullness of the bladder.
Avoid foods which cause constipation instead includes lots of View more...
Common Symptoms
Difficulty with starting to urinate, weak stream, difficulty stopping the stream also known as dribbling; constant feeling of voiding or urinating; sense of not emptying the bladder fully despite urinating, making a person want to void regularly.
Rare Symptoms
BPH might be responsible for blocking the bladder resulting in difficulty urinating. This in turn will lead to urinary retention causing infection of the bladder; gall bladder stones; and/or renal conditions including kidney damage.
Traditional Treatment
This includes home treatment; pharmacological treatment; Invasive treatment includes procedures like transurethral microwave thermotherapy or TUMT and transurethral needle ablation or TUNA; laser treatments like VLAP technique involving the Nd:YAG laser which works on the prostatic tissue; photo-selective vaporization of the prostate or PVP with the green light or KTP which involves inserting a fi View more...
Alternative Treatment
Natural remedies include herbal treatment with extracts of Saw palmetto from the plant serenoa repens; beta-sitosterol extracts from Africa star grass or hypoxis rooperi; cucurbita pepo seeds or pumpkin seeds; extracts from the plan urtica dioica or stinging nettle; pygeum extracts prepared from the barks of prunus Africana; and cernilton extracted from secale cereale or rye grass pollen. Amino ac View more...
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