Benigne erostate hyperplasia

Prostate hyperplasia

Hyperplasia of the prostate gland is a common phenomenon in elderly men. Prostate hyperplasia is a benign proliferative disorder which causes continence problems such as hesitancy, intermittent voiding, a diminished stream, incomplete emptying, and postvoid leakage, and repeated urinary tract infections. When the prostate becomes so large that the urethra is blocked completely, urine retention will occur.
Verdana, Arial; text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: #e4eaff;" />Pharmacological treatment of prostate hyperplasia is aimed at diminishing the size of the prostate and/or decrease sphincter tone with α1-antagonists. Indications for surgery are urine retention, repeated infections and a lack of response after drug treatment. Large prostates are not automatically surgically removed and small prostates sometimes need surgery.


Prostate hyperplasia causes difficulties with urination, such as 


I Muscarinic receptor antagonists can directly increase urine retention in case of prostate hyperplasia. II Calcium antagonists relieve urinary problems in case of prostate hyperplasia.