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Traitement de l'hyperplasie bénigne de la prostate pour les hommes canadiens

Is It Only Older Men Who Suffer From An Enlarged Prostate?

While benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called prostate gland enlargement, is more common among men over 50, younger men can still suffer from this condition.
Le Dr Kevin Zorn, médecin expérimenté et mondialement reconnu

Causes of BPH

The prostate gland is beneath the bladder. The urethra (the tube that delivers urine from the bladder to the penis) runs through the middle of the prostate. When the prostate grows in size, it begins to obstruct urine flow.

Most men’s prostates continue to develop throughout their lives. This persistent development enlarges the prostate in many men, causing urinary discomfort or considerably blocking urine flow.

It’s unclear what causes the prostate to grow. It might, however, be owing to changes in the balance of sexual hormones as men age.

Risk Factors Associated with BPH

Here are the common factors, other than age, which can lead to an enlarged prostate:
  • Genetics:
    Having a blood relative with prostate difficulties, such as a father or a brother, increases your chances of having problems.
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease:
    Diabetes, heart disease, and the use of beta blockers have all been linked to an increased risk of BPH, according to research.
  • Lifestyle:
    Obesity raises the risk of BPH, and consequently exercise lowers the risk.

Symptoms of BPH

If you’re a younger man wondering if you have BPH, here are a few symptoms associated with the condition:

  • 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 completely empty the bladder
  • Incontinence
  • Blood in the urine

Potential Impacts of BPH on Your Daily Life

Individuals suffering from BPH are aware of the negative impact the illness has on daily life and functioning. BPH can cause:

  • The need to restrict/limit fluid intake
  • Exhaustion due to lack of sleep
  • Anxiety and embarrassment
  • Challenges with sex life
  • Less opportunity for travel and sports due to discomfort

Seeking treatment is the best way to reduce symptoms and get back to living life comfortably and without additional stress.

Treatments for BPH

BPH Canada offers effective treatments for prostate gland enlargement, including medications, minimally invasive therapies, and surgery. You and your doctor will evaluate your symptoms, the size of your prostate, any other health concerns you may have, and your preferences in order to choose the treatment best for you.

MIST treatments can be performed in the doctor’s office, without general anesthesia or a hospital stay. As an alternative to the risks of surgery, minimally invasive treatments are becoming more widely available and recommended.

MIST treatments offered at BPH Canada include:

  • Rezum Water Vapour Therapy: A portable gadget delivers controlled doses of hot steam straight into the swollen prostate tissue. Water vapour is injected into the prostate tissue, causing cell death while gently unblocking urine flow.
  • Urolift: Urolift is a minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate that moves the prostate tissue out of the way so that it does not restrict the urethra. There is no prostate tissue cutting, heating, or removal.
  • iTind: The procedure reshapes the structure of the prostatic urethra, generating a larger opening for urine to flow freely without burning or cutting off tissue and without leaving a permanent implant behind.
  • TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate): A procedure in which the doctor uses a scope to remove sections of the prostate that are interfering with your urine flow. This is the most often performed surgical surgery for an enlarged prostate.
  • GreenLight: A high-energy laser is used by the surgeon to vaporise part of the tissue that is obstructing the prostate. This opens the prostate, allowing urine to flow more freely.
  • HoLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate): The holmium laser is a surgical laser that has been shown to be particularly useful in a variety of urological operations. The laser is employed in the case of HoLEP to cut and remove the bulky prostate tissue that is obstructing the flow of urine.
  • Aquablation: A cutting-edge, minimally invasive therapy for BPH that removes prostate tissue using a robotically controlled, heat-free waterjet, offering long-term relief with a reduced risk of consequences.

One of the most frequent treatments for men with mild to moderate BPH symptoms is medication.

Alpha Blockers, 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors, and PDE-5 Inhibitors are the most common drugs used for men with lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Improve BPH Symptoms

BPH can affect men at just about any age, and symptoms may show up earlier or later in life. This is not a condition to worry too much about as it affects almost all men, but the earlier you identify signs, the earlier you can receive proper treatment and regulate the enlarged prostate.

Call BPH Canada today for effective BPH symptom relief with minimally invasive treatment.