Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment Should Be Individualized - Dr. David Samadi Explains Why
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) OCTOBER 04, 2016
- A hesitant, interrupted, weak urine stream
- Urgency, leaking, or dribbling
- A sense of incomplete emptying
- More frequent urination, especially at night
- Pain or burning with urination
- Blood in the urine
- Family history – having a blood relative such as a father or brother with BPH increases the risk
- Ethnicity – African American men are at the highest risk for BPH with Asian men have the least.
- Diabetes and heart disease
- Active surveillance or watchful waiting. This is done if a man has few if any symptoms and the prostate enlargement is stable.
- Medications used for controlling symptoms such as Avodart, Cardura, Uroxatral, Proscar, Cialis, and Flomax
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). This surgery is considered to be the optimum treatment for BPH. It reduces symptoms in 80-90% of patients.
- Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA). This procedure involves passing a scope into the urethra placing needles into the prostate gland. Radio waves pass through the needles heating and destroying excess prostate tissue blocking urine flow.