Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment in Dubai

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is also called prostate gland enlargement. It is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is common in men aged over 50. It’s not cancer and it’s not usually a serious threat to health. As the prostate enlarges, it presses against the urethra and the bladder wall becomes thicker. One day, the bladder may weaken and may not be able to empty fully, leaving some urine in the bladder. Narrowing of the urethra and urinary retention – not able to empty the bladder fully – cause many of the problems of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Treatment for BPH at Bizrahmed, Dubai

Bizrahmed manages the entire spectrum of clinical urology with high level of medical expertise and care, skilled doctors, minimally invasive surgeries, as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatments for prostate problems.

You can get the following benefits of choosing Bizrahmed:

  • With various branches in the UAE, Bizrahmed believes in giving patients the best treatments available and educating them, so that informed choices can be made that will benefit and strengthen physical and emotional well-being.
  • The Urology department at Bizrahmed strives to provide expert, personalized care and appreciate the opportunity to serve our patients.
  • Bizrahmed world-class facilities and technology ensure that the most advanced treatments are available to our patients.
  • To experience the highest standards of prostate care, schedule a consultation with the specialists at Bizrahmed.

Medication is the most common benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment. The options at Bizrahmed include:

  • Alpha-blockers. These medications relax bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate, making urination easier.
  • 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. These medications shrink your prostate by preventing hormonal changes that cause prostate growth.
  • Combination drug therapy. Your doctor might recommend taking an alpha-blocker and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor at the same time if either medication alone isn’t effective.
  • Tadalafil (Cialis). Studies suggest this medication, which is often used to treat erectile dysfunction, can also treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Surgical Procedures for BPH

When medical treatment fails in advanced cases, surgery is recommended to remove obstructing prostate tissues. Surgery is almost always the ideal choice, if you are unable to urinate due to urinary retentions, ensuing renal insufficiency, recurrent urinary tract infections, recurrent bloody urination, or the development of bladder stones.

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most commonly used surgical benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment.
  • Transurethral Incision of the prostate (TUIP).
  • Laser vaporization of the prostate; used to cut or destroy prostate tissue.
  • Open Prostatectomy.

Who is at risk for BPH?

Risk factors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia include:

  • Aging. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia rarely causes signs and symptoms in men younger than age 40. About one-third of men experience moderate to severe symptoms by age 60, and about half do so by age 80.
  • Family history. Having a blood relative, such as a father or a brother, with prostate problems means you’re more likely to have problems.
  • Diabetes and heart disease. Studies show that diabetes, heart diseases and the use of beta-blockers, might increase the risk of BPH.
  • Lifestyle. Obesity increases the risk of BPH, while exercising can lower your risk.

BPH Diagnosis

This initial exam for benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment in Dubai is likely to include:

  • Digital rectal exam. The doctor inserts a finger into the rectum to check your prostate for enlargement.
  • Urine test. Analyzing a sample of your urine can help rule out an infection or other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
  • Blood test. The results can indicate kidney problems.
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. PSA is a substance produced in your prostate. PSA levels increase when you have an enlarged prostate. However, elevated PSA levels can also be due to recent procedures, infection, surgery, or prostate cancer.

After that, your doctor might recommend additional BPH diagnosis tests. These tests include:

  • Urinary flow test. You urinate into a receptacle attached to a machine that measures the strength and amount of your urine flow. Test results help determine over time if your condition is getting better or worse.
  • Postvoid residual volume test. This test measures whether you can empty your bladder. The test can be done using ultrasound or by inserting a catheter into your bladder after you urinate to measure how much urine is left in your bladder.
  • 24-hour voiding diary. Recording the frequency and amount of urine might be especially helpful if more than one-third of your daily urinary output occurs at night.

If your condition is more complex, your doctor may recommend the following BPH diagnosis:

  • Transrectal ultrasound. An ultrasound probe is inserted into your rectum to measure and evaluate your prostate.
  • Prostate biopsy. Transrectal ultrasound guides needles used to take tissue samples (biopsies) of the prostate. Examining the tissue can help your doctor diagnose or rule out prostate cancer.
  • Urodynamic and pressure-flow studies. A catheter is threaded through your urethra into your bladder. Water or, less commonly, air is slowly injected into your bladder. Your doctor can then measure bladder pressure and determine how well your bladder muscles are working. These studies are usually used only in men with suspected neurological problems and in men who have had a previous prostate procedure and still have symptoms.
  • Cystoscopy. A lighted, flexible instrument (cystoscope) is inserted into your urethra, allowing your doctor to see inside your urethra and bladder. You will be given a local anesthetic before this BPH diagnosis.

How can BPH Affect Your Life?

In most men, BPH gets worse with age. It can lead to

  • bladder damage infection
  • blood in the urine
  • kidney damage.

BPH symptoms

The severity of symptoms in people who have BPH varies, but symptoms tend to gradually worsen over time. Common BPH symptoms include:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to empty the bladder

Less common signs and symptoms include:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Inability to urinate
  • Blood in the urine

Causes of BPH

Bizrahmed manages the entire spectrum of clinical urology with high level of medical expertise and care, skilled doctors, minimally invasive surgeries, as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatments for prostate problems.

You can get the following benefits of choosing Bizrahmed:

  • With various branches in the UAE, Bizrahmed believes in giving patients the best treatments available and educating them, so that informed choices can be made that will benefit and strengthen physical and emotional well-being.
  • The Urology department at Bizrahmed strives to provide expert, personalized care and appreciate the opportunity to serve our patients.
  • Bizrahmed world-class facilities and technology ensure that the most advanced treatments are available to our patients.
  • To experience the highest standards of prostate care, schedule a consultation with the specialists at Bizrahmed.

Medication is the most common benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment. The options at Bizrahmed include:

  • Alpha-blockers. These medications relax bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate, making urination easier.
  • 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. These medications shrink your prostate by preventing hormonal changes that cause prostate growth.
  • Combination drug therapy. Your doctor might recommend taking an alpha-blocker and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor at the same time if either medication alone isn’t effective.
  • Tadalafil (Cialis). Studies suggest this medication, which is often used to treat erectile dysfunction, can also treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.The cause of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is not well understood. It is suspected that the changes affecting the male sex hormone levels as part of the aging process appear to play a role in the causing BPH.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia at a Glance

  • BPH is an enlarged prostate gland in men.
  • The prostate gland surrounds the urethra (a tube that carries urine out of the body) which, when squeezed by an enlarged prostate, causes bothersome urinary problems.
  • BPH is not prostate cancer and it does not cause cancer.
  • Many men over age 40 have a small amount of BPH, as the prostate naturally enlarges with age.
  • The BPH symptoms can be relieved by lifestyle changes, herbal medications, prescription medications, and surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

The three classes of drugs for benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment are firstly, Alpha-blockers, which relax muscles of the prostate and neck of the bladder to relieve symptoms.  Secondly, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, these medications shrink your prostate by preventing hormonal changes that cause prostate growth, and thirdly Combination drug therapy. The treatment is also depending upon the severity of BPH symptoms.

BPH may cause pain. However, if BPH causes pain, it usually occurs with urination (dysuria).

Enlargement of the prostate is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It occurs when the cells of the prostate gland begin to multiply. These additional cells cause your prostate gland to swell, which squeezes the urethra and limits the flow of urine.

For most men, BPH symptoms improve after treatment. Infection, bleeding, incontinence, and erectile dysfunction may occur after some benign prostatic hyperplasia treatments.

Although benign prostatic hyperplasia rarely causes symptoms before age 40, the occurrence and symptoms increase with age. Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects about 50 percent of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90 percent of men older than 80.

There's no proven prostate problems prevention strategy. But you may reduce your risk of the prostate problem by making healthy choices, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder.

BPH diagnosis includes:

  • Digital rectal exam. The doctor inserts a finger into the rectum to check your prostate for enlargement.
  • Urine test. Analyzing a sample of your urine can help rule out an infection or other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
  • Blood test.
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Prostatitis can be caused by bacteria that leak into the prostate gland from the urinary tract and direct extension or lymphatic spread from the rectum. It can also result from various sexually transmitted organisms.

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