Benign prostatic hyperplasia is not an uncommon disorder, but it can be quite uncomfortable. Also called benign prostatic enlargement, it is basically a condition where the prostate grows in size, causing discomfort during urination or sexual activity. Some of the common symptoms of BPH include slowness in urination, the need to urinate frequently and a sensation of pain following sexual activity or urination. Fortunately, research shows that BPH doesn’t necessarily increase the risk of prostatic cancer.
In most cases, the treatment at a vascular clinic for mild prostatic hyperplasia will not be anything invasive. Many doctors will simply want to keep you under observation over a longer period of time and allow it to heal on its own. Others might prescribe medication like finasteride or dutasteride to discourage the production of the hormone DHT and allow the prostate to return to its normal size.
Procedures such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) can be used to treat more serious cases of the disease, however, in most cases they will not be needed. Minimally invasive procedures such as water vapor therapy or a prostatic urethral lift can also be used although these procedures are relatively new so not much is known about their long term effects.