Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects more than half of all men over the age of 65. Often referred to as ‘the old man’s disease’ BPH is a condition whereby a man’s prostate becomes enlarged, putting pressure on the bladder and causing symptoms like frequently needing to urinate and difficulty starting urination. In the following section you can find out more about benign prostatic hyperplasia, its symptoms, and the different treatments and surgeries available. Choosing the right treatment for you will depend on your lifestyle and the severity of symptoms you experience. Watch these short films to learn more.
Changes in sexual function is the leading side effect for most prostate enlargement treatments. In this short film, Consultant Urologist Mr Christopher Eden explains the types of problems men may experience with the different treatments for BPH.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate enlargement is extremely common in older men. At what age do most men start noticing symptoms? Find out more about BPH and how it is diagnosed here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The symptoms of BPH can be troublesome and embarrassing. When medication is not enough to help relieve these symptoms, some men explore other treatments. If you are considering surgery to treat prostate enlargement then watch this short film and find out if surgery could be right for you.
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.
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