Effective Prostate Treatment

A major problem for men nearing or above the age of 55 is the enlargement of their prostate. It is also a very common phenomenon in these age groups of men. This is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is usually caused due to narrowing of the urethra in the male body, leading to the enlargement of the prostate and, in turn, creating urination problems. There comes a time when, due to hindrance in the proper flow of urine, the bladder becomes so sensitive that they have to rush to the washroom even when the bladder contains only a little amount of urine. However, even though it creates a lot of complications in the long run, it is non-cancerous, which comes as a huge relief. But there again is a problem as the symptoms of prostate enlargement are very similar to that of prostate cancer, which also happens to men of older age. In prostate cancer, blood comes out whilst urinating and there is a constant pain in the hips.

Prostate Treatment:-

1. For Enlarged Prostate

Detection of this enlarged prostate by the patient himself may take a long time. At times it might even take them a year to understand this problem and understand the symptoms related to this problem. However, when realised, it is suggested that they should immediately go for a check up as this problem can either be dealt by just medicines or, if the condition is serious, then the person might even have to undergo a surgery in order to eliminate the problem completely. The prostrate treatments or rather medicines that have been suggested for curbing or stopping the prostate enlargement are Doxazosin, Prazosin and Terazosin. These medicines help in relaxing the muscles and bringing down the symptoms. Another two types of medicines that can help in the reduction or shrinking of the prostate are Finasteride and Dutasterise. Effectiveness of these drugs is only understood by men who have medium-enlarged prostrates. Studies on prostate treatments and men suffering from prostate enlargement problems have shown that those men benefit most who take a combination of both prostate reduction medicines and symptoms controlling medicines.

2. Prostate cancer

The major prostate treatment for prostate cancer is to undergo surgery. Men with very low percentage of prostate cancer have been able to survive longer and fortunately it has not recurred again. PSA tests and biopsies are done for the detection of prostate cancer on men belonging to the age group of 40 to 80 and above. However, men with only low cancer percentage and of the apt age group can undergo surgery. For men above 80, surgery is not recommended by doctors as their health might not permit them as it is a major and a risky surgery. Apart from surgeries, even radiation therapies are very effective. The radiation therapies include chemotherapy, brachytherapy, cryosurgery and cyrotherapy, hormone therapy, prostatectomy and radiation therapy as well. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is another procedure through which prostate cancer can be brought within control.