An enlarged prostate is a urological condition that involves an increase in the size of the prostate as some men get older. Besides age, another significant risk factor involved in the occurrence of this disease is a diet rich in phytoestrogens.
According to researchers, although benign prostatic hypertrophy never progresses to prostate cancer, it has many personal and socio-professional implications that may lead to profound impairment of the quality of life.
Preventing this medical condition involves the adoption of a predominantly vegetarian diet. Patients diagnosed with asymptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy do not require treatment; in this case, only the monitoring of the disease and the periodic clinical evaluation of the patient are indicated. On the other hand, patients with symptomatic enlarged prostate need specialized treatment.
In general, if there are no bladder complications, and the urinary residue does not exceed 150-200 ml, a patient can be treated with medication. Drug treatment involves the administration of alpha-blockers, which combat the obstructive syndrome. Treatment can also involve drugs that suppress androgen secretion.
Surgical treatment is administered in symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy if drug treatments are ineffective. There are also minimally invasive techniques: transurethral resection of prostate adenoma, transurethral incision of the prostate, thermotherapy, laser treatment, urethral stent, and high frequency radio wave therapy. The Apex Endovascular doctors found at / can determine what is needed.