Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a disease caused by multiple factors in males. It may arise from constant use of various drugs, old age, and infection by bacteria, post urinary tract infection, genetic history and miscellaneous causes. It can produce numerous effects in the daily routine of the patient and can even produce depressive or mood disorders.  The most common symptoms of BPH include excessive frequency of urine and rush to the closet due to increased urgency.  Many men won’t have any major trouble and won’t even know that they have enlarged prostate because the disease shows very less or no symptoms in them.  Patients may present with nocturnal enuresis or involuntary urination. The urination becomes interrupted and person can’t pass urine without applying some force. Finally, dribbling or leaking of the urine may also occur and he may remain unsatisfied even after passing urine. There is a risk of development of UTI or urinary tract infection.

BPH should not be ignored and you must consult your physician immediately for such ailment. The doctor will advise you for some tests which will clarify at what stage your BPH have progressed to. It can be treated with drugs like Proscar and other two classes of drugs are “alpha-adrenergic receptor blockers” and “5-alpha reductase inhibitors”.