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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia- symptoms & treatment of BPH in Scottsdale

Over the age of 50, millions of men are likely to have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate gland enlargement due to the natural aging process.

If you’re over 50 and a male, there is a 50% chance of developing BPH. Suppose you’re over 80, the risks of having BPH climb to 90%.  Being a common health issue, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer from urinary problems related to BPH. Treatment of BPH in Scottsdale is available to manage BPH symptoms and decrease the problem’s physical, social, and even emotional effects.

The highly respected urologists at East Valley Urology (EVU) Center are experts in diagnosing and curing the issues that affect men’s urologic health, including BPH. Our board-certified specialists are happy to provide insight regarding BPH in Scottsdale and what you need to know to manage the problems.

Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH

The prostate gland has a size and shape of a walnut and is below the urinary bladder. It produces the fluid semen carrying the sperm. The small tube, the urethra, carries urine from your bladder and, out of the penis, passes through the prostate.

Usually, the prostate gland continues to grow in man. A layer of tough tissue covering the gland prevents it from growing outward. Instead, the glandular tissue expands inward and acts as a clamp to restrict the urine flow through the urethra. All this leads to the urinary symptoms of BPH.

What are the symptoms of BPH?

Symptoms of BPH can vary and typically start slowly and get worse with time. You may notice the following problems if you are suffering from BPH.

  • A sense of urgency to urinate or frequent urination
  • Nocturia or frequent urination at night that disrupt sleep patterns
  • A weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts
  • Difficulty in starting urination
  • Persistent dribbling at the end of urination
  • The inability to empty your bladder

Essentially, BPH turns the simple task of emptying the bladder into a chore that can keep you awake the whole night and increase your time in the bathroom.

What is the treatment for BPH?

You cannot predict the degree of your prostate enlargement from the symptoms. Some men can experience significant issues with relatively mild prostatic enlargement while others with severe, severe growth with minor to no signs.

Treatment of BPH in Scottsdale depends on the severity of the BPH symptoms and help you in the following way:

  • Oral medication to calm the bladder, neck, and prostate muscles for normal urine flow
  • Medications to shrink the prostate and controlling hormonal imbalances
  • The minimally invasive surgical procedure reduces the size of your prostate and enhances urine flow

Managing your BPH in Scottdale starts with an evaluation by a urologist. Schedule an appointment visit with a board-certified specialist at East Valley Urology (EVU) Center today. Call our leading urology clinic, or book your appointment online now for immediate consultation!