Treatment Options for BPH
An enlarged prostate is treated based on the severity of the condition of the prostate. The treatments available for you vary from alternative all natural treatments to medications and surgery. If the symptoms of BPH are bothersome here is what you can do:
Watch and wait
You can choose to simply start leading a very healthy lifestyle and very often that can be enough. Improvement in diet alone and getting all the necessary nutrients for your system to function properly can often lead to slowing down of the growth of the prostate and the disappearance of the unpleasant symptoms.
Some of the popular drugs include alpha-blockers, which ease muscle tension in the bladder and relax the prostate. There are also antochlorinergies, which remove symptoms related to urge incontinence and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, which prevent the production of DHT. You should consult your physician before taking any drug.
Practising a regular prostate massage is one of the oldest and effective treatments. It has been tested by time and has been used for centuries by alternative health practitioners. Some may be skeptical at first however after reading more about this treatment and how easy and discreet it is most people change their minds. You can do this treatment at home with the use of a prostate massaging device and in just weeks of regular use many report significant improvement.
Non surgical procedures
A couple of non-surgical processes are available for enlarged prostate such as TUMT (transurethral microwave thermotherapy), HoLAP ( holmium laser treatment), TUBD ( transurethral balloon dilation) and TUNA ( transurethral needle ablation). These are rather invasive procedures and should be used if the natural treatments failed to help.
Under some circumstances a surgery becomes mandatory for the patient. Some of the surgeries include HoLEP or holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, TUIP or transurethral incision of the prostate, TURP or transurethral resection of the prostate, TVP or transurethral vaporization of the prostate. In some cases, when the patient has no chances of recovery, prostatectomy is conducted. It involves complete removal of the prostate gland. A surgical process should be the last resort for the patient. But don’t be worried, if you take charge of your health today you will most likely never have to endure any of the above-mentioned treatments.
Natural supplements may prove beneficial for BPH patients. Variety of great products are available on the market. Supplements are an easy non invasive way to enhance your diet and supply your body with all the necessary nutrients and vitamins to fight and prevent disease.
When choosing your treatment you should always consider the natural option first. Start with enhancing your diet with fruits, vegetables and taking supplements. You should also simultaneously be practicing the prostate massage and improving the stale blood flow. Usually just these two steps alone make a difference for many. If symptoms are still persisting even after these changes in your lifestyle you should seek medical help and perhaps medication or surgery is needed.