What it is and how benign prostatic hyperplasia is

Written by: Dr. Enrique Trilla Herrera
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is nonmalignant growth of prostate size. Specialists in Urology claim it is the most common cause of urinary problems in men, since the growth of the central part of the prostate causes progressive obstruction of the urinary stream.

benign prostatic Although it is a benign disease if not diagnosed correctly can cause serious consequences such as kidney failure, bleeding in the urine, recurrent infections, presence of stones in the bladder or the inability to urinate acutely, among others.


Cause of benign prostatic hyperplasia

There is no clear cause of benign prostate growth. It seems that age associated with certain hormonal imbalances can be part of the problem.


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, treatment

Once diagnosed benign prostatic hyperplasia is possible to improve the obstruction by appropriate medical treatment. If the patient's condition is in a very advanced phase or medical treatments available do not cause an improvement in symptoms, you need to perform a prostate surgery deobstructive.

There minimally invasive techniques such as lasers (KTP or green, Tulio or HoLEP) that allow a resolute surgery quickly and without hassle. Using a laser type or other function it is performed in prostate size and characteristics of each patient.

Today, thanks to laser surgery urodynamic prostate by incisions has practically disappeared. For this surgery, they were required five days of admission and the patient suffered severe bleeding and postoperative discomfort. With minimally invasive techniques, at 48h. intervention the patient returned to his routine with an excellent quality of life.

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By Dr. Enrique Trilla Herrera

The specialist in urology, Dr. Trilla Herrera, is an expert in uro-oncology, more specifically in laparoscopic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgery. He completed his medical studies at the University of Barcelona and made the formation of MIR specialist at California State University, Bakersfield ( CSUB ), also won the title of Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona with outstanding"Cum Laude" ;. Currently, he is associate physician Urology Service of the Hospital Vall d\' Hebron, where most of the time takes care of the kidney transplant.

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