Hiperplasia Benigna de prostate
Benign Hyperplasia (BHP) is excessive growth in the size of the prostate gland. It is very common in men from the age of 60. It can produce the following symptoms: difficulty during urination, incomplete emptying sensation, weak voiding stream, post voiding drip, increased frequency of urination, need to get up at night to urinate, urination urgency.
It can lead to complications, especially if it is not treated; increased risk of urinary tract infections, bladder stones, urinary retention (inability to urinate), requiring immediate catheterization.
Obstructive Renal Failure
The diagnosis requires: a good anamnesis, a digital rectal examination (palpation of the prostate through the rectum), evaluation of the prostate specific antigen (PSA), reno-vesico-prostatic ultrasound and fluxometric study.
Once the diagnosis is established and depending on the needs of the patient, different types of treatments can be used:
- Alpha blockers
- 5a-reductase inhibitors