When BPH is causing discomfort and problems with urination despite the use of medications like alpha blockers then the next step is often surgery. There are several surgical procedures which can relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, describes them in the following short film.
In extreme cases of BPH, keyhole surgery to remove prostate tissue will not be enough to relieve symptoms. When this happens, an open prostatectomy (the removal of the prostate) is performed. In this film, Consultant Urologist Mr Christopher Eden explains more about an open prostatectomy and when it is needed.
For most men BPH can be treated effectively with drugs, but for others making small lifestyle changes and taking the wait and see— approach is more appropriate. Learn more about the medications available for BPH and their side effects here.
Most men with an enlarged prostate manage the symptoms with medications and lifestyle changes, but occasionally BPH can become life threatening. Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, explains the outlook for BPH and when it can become life-threatening.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that affects more than half of all men by the time they reach their sixties. Difficulty urinating is just one of the symptoms. In this short film, Consultant Urologist Mr Christopher Eden, explains what is BPH and its symptoms.