The prostate is an organ which is present in all males and it surrounds the urinary outlet from the bladder. Hence enlargement of the prostate can cause obstruction to the flow of urines in males. As one grows old most of the organs in the body like brain, kidneys, muscles, bones etc start shrinking in size but prostate is one which starts enlarging usually after 50-55yrs.
Signs and Symptoms associated with Prostate Disease:
The initial symptoms are:
Acute Urinary Retention:
Acute urinary retention is an emergency and the patient needs urgent per urethral catheter insertion to drain the urine out. Enlargement of the prostate can be treated by oral drugs initially with extremely good success rate. Those patients who do not respond well to medical treatment are candidates for surgical intervention. At present almost all surgeries for prostatic enlargement are minimally invasive with no skin incisions, short hospital stay, no need for blood transfusion and only minimal discomfort.
Prostate Disease Treatment: