Prostate Surgery

by Kevin Pederson

An enlarged prostate is usually first treated with a certain type of medicine that is known as an alpha blocker. This type of medicine may be called terazosin or doxazosin. Alpha blockers were first designed to treat high blood pressure instead of an enlarged prostate. After several years doctors realized that an alpha blocker was able to relax the muscle in the prostate. When the prostate muscle is relaxed then there is a better flow of urine.

Another drug that is used to treat prostate enlargement is known as finastreide. This type of medicine actually is designed to shrink the size of the prostate by suppressing the amount of testosterone that is produced by the male body. This medicine is able to shrink an enlarged prostate by about thirty percent. The shrinkage of the prostate may actually take several months to take place. The improvement is not as instant or dramatic as with alpha blockers. Finasteride has proven though, to greatly reduce the risk of being affected by the complete inability in which to pass urine. This inability to pass urine is caused from prostate enlargement.

If medicine does not work an individual may went to consider having prostate surgery performed. Prostate surgery involves the passing of a tiny telescope through a man’s urethra. While the man is under anesthesia instruments can be used in order to scoop out the tissue that is casing a block in urine. Prostate surgery is very costly, invasive and inconvenient. There is usually a long recovery period for a patient who has undergone prostate surgery.

An enlarged prostate is usually a problem that affects men who are older in age. There are several reasons in which a prostate enlargement can occur. Sometimes an enlarged prostate occurs due to hereditary factors or a poor diet or lack of fluid intake or smoking. An enlarged prostate is a very painful condition that will only get worse if left untreated. It is very important for a man who is experiencing prostate problems to consult with their physician.

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate include trouble passing urine, swelling in the groin area and discomfort in the groin area. If left untreated a man will actually be unable to pass urine. This is a very extreme health problem that must be treated. An enlarged prostate is usually treated with medicine or heat therapy. Using prostate surgery is only used a final option.

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