Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
It is the most common pathology of the prostate gland in men, affecting more than 50% of men over the age of 50 and can reach a prevalence of 88% by the age of 90.It affects more than 50% of men over 50 years of age and can reach a prevalence of 88% by the age of 90.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a benign growth of the prostate benign growth of the prostateat the expense of the central and transitional prostatic zone, which can lead to an obstruction of the urinary obstruction of the urinary tract.. This obstruction causes a symptomatology that alters significantly the patient's quality of life. It is important to early diagnosis and treatment is important in order to avoid complications. (link request appointment) derived from such obstruction of the urinary tract such as acute urinary retention, the appearance of bladder stones or even, in advanced cases, renal failure.
What symptoms does Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) produce?
Lower urinary tract obstruction due to BPH is manifested by the occurrence of voiding (obstructive) micturition symptoms, such as difficulty in voidingsuch as difficulty in initiating micturition, a weak and short voiding stream, the sensation of not completely emptying the bladder, as well as by the presence of filling (irritative) symptoms, These include increased frequency and urgency of urination, with or without associated leakage, and nocturia (frequent awakening at night to urinate).
The symptoms are independent of the size of the prostate.There are small prostates that can have very important symptomatology and large prostates that produce hardly any symptomatology.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment
The progression of untreated BPH can result in a worsening of the patient's quality of life and potentially trigger serious complications requiring surgical treatment such as: