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BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (Prostate Enlargement)… a common part of ageing!

25 Mar

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most widespread age-dependent change in men.  Although it is not actually considered to be a disease at the initial stage, the effect of BPH quite considerably affect the life quality of men involved.Image

However, they do not like to talk about their condition, but instead go on waiting – often until it is too late for medical treatment and the BPH requires an operation. They thereby miss the chance for an early non invasive therapy, which would make it possible to delay or even avoid an operation.

In a workshop, we attempted to find out how men over 40 years of age regard BPH and its sequelae. We also wanted to know what hindered them from openly speaking about this problem.

The results of these conversations are also informative for physicians. The central questions and answers from this workshop are presented below. We hope that information will be a welcome aid making it possible for you to know and understand better BPH.

 

The fear of the men involved

Our responses

Reality

1.

“I have problems. I am becoming old.”

BPH does not accelerate aging. Neither is life expectancy shortened

BPH is one of the most frequent physical changes in aging men. It usually develops slowly. According to more recent investigations, the occurrences of BPH is about 80% in men over 60 years of age, much higher than what was assumed.

2.

“I don’t like to talk about my prostate problems”

Problems concerning the prostate remain a taboo subject for many men. An open compliant about symptoms in family circles and among friends, an even with the physician, is considered an embarrassment.

The opportunity for early treatment is therefore missed.

3.

“I will soon become impotent.”

BPH is not a sign of decreased potency. It has not hitherto been possible to establish any direct relationship between enlargement of the prostate and sexual potency. The first symptoms of BPH usually appear at an age in which potency has naturally become reduced.

Treatment with a mild-acting preparation may help allay fear of impotence.

4.

“Because of my prostate problems, I am no longer a real man.”

The problem is pushed aside and silence maintained about it in consequence of such incorrect interpretations of the effects of BPH. Result: withdrawal, reduced self-esteem, and delayed presentation for diagnosis.

As soon as the person BPH, however, he knows that he is not alone with his problems. He can better accept his ailment and is therefore also open to accepting therapy.

5.

“A solution of my prostate problem is not possible.”

It is true that BPH itself cannot be made to regress.

However, it is possible to retard growth of the prostate or even completely inhibit it with the aid of suitable drugs. An operation is thereby delayed or completely avoided.

6.

“An enlarged prostate cannot be treated.”

Various drugs treatment are offered for BPH, all intended to reduce the symptoms. Selection of the most suitable therapy depends on the stage of BPH, the individual status of the patient, and the advantages and disadvantages of the product.

In early stages, drugs of plant origin attain goods with few side effects. This is better than watchful waiting, which is observed to be a psychological burden to the person involved. He might thereby be under the discouraging impression that the waiting takes place only until an operation is unavoidable.

7.

“I will be referred to specialists with my prostate problems.”

Clarification of an advanced stage and, naturally, the operation should be dealt with by an urologist.

However, it is at the early stages during which good results are observed by treatment with plant products, which are usually diagnosed by the general practitioner or internist and can be successfully treated by them. In the information we provide, we advice the person involved to consult his family physician at the first signs.

8.

“I am afraid of an operation.”

Urologists are experienced in the multiple treatment possibilities of BPH. The most frequent invasive form is transurethral incision or excision by means of electric instruments. However, laser beams, ultrasound, balloon dilation, and stents are included among the therapeutic form recognized for the treatment of BPH, in addition to open prostatectomy. The method selected depends on the stage of BPH, the physical condition of the patient and the judgment of the urologist.

Certain symptoms may also persist following an intervention or again appear after a certain time. Invasive treatments not absolutely represent the definitive treatment for this problem. There may be anxiety about potency following prostatectomy. This may be a psychological problem for some men. 

I believe by now a lot of you would be saying “wow! I as well”  “I think like that as well”  “those are my fears too”.

Well, here are list of few questions for you to have a quick check on yourself as to if you might be suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH or not.ImageImage

  1. Do you have a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finished urinating?
  2. Do you urinate again less than 2 hours after you finished urinating?
  3. Do you stop and start again several times when you urinate?
  4. Do you find it difficult to postpone urination?
  5. Do you often have a weak urinary stream?
  6. Do you push or strain to begin urination?
  7. Do you get up several times from your bed at night to urinate?

If your answer is “YES” to all these questions, then you may be suffering from the symptoms of BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)

Call for free consultation on these lines (week days only 9am – 6pm): 07029084052, 07029084053, 07029084054 and 07029084055

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (Prostate Enlargement)… a common part of ageing!

  1. Chucks

    March 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    My answers to must of those questions you asked is yes but am still young, 35 by may ending! Could it be that I already have bph

    Like

     
  2. Deji

    March 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Great!!!

    Like

     

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