How to sleep better with enlarged prostate,
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Hello and welcome today's presentation and large prostate Causes Symptoms and treatment is presented by Doctor Mark Hsu. He specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system without further ado.
Please welcome Doctor Mark Hsu. Good evening everyone. Thank you for joining me today on this educational talk about the prostate and and how it's can cause urinary issues in a large prostate is one of the most gal halkollagen issues that an older man can deal with in their golden years and very likely if you have a urinary issue at that time, more than likely not, it's the prostate.
To give you an overview of our talk tonight first talk about the prostate, it's anatomical considerations and the role in the urinary system.
Next Next we'll about how it's enlargement can cause urinary bother and we'll call that PPH from lehet vásárolni ízeltlábú krémet egy gyógyszertárban on out just to simplify things and finally we'll go over some of the treatment options that Urologist can offer for traditionally we've been we've talked about medications and surgery as a traditional options that I've been offered but in the.
Five to 10 years, there have been a couple of pretty exciting. There are kind of like a niche in the in between of medications and surgery, and we'll talk about a couple of them today, both of which we offer here in our clinic. So what is the prostate?
It's typically a walnut sized gland and it sits at the base of the bladder and there's a channel within the prostate and I'll show you right here.
There's a there's a there's a hole that goes through the prostate and we call that the prosthetic urethra and that's the area that the and the bladder has to exit through this area before is able to come out to the urethra and so that's there.
Focus I will will be referring to quite a bit and otherwise a prostate produces about a third of the volume of the ejaculate and there's two main stages of growth one and it it reaches as adult size in the 20s in your 20s and then it will continue to grow from your mid 40s onwards through the rest of your life. And so there are several problems that can happen with the prostate that will lead one to seek medical attention and here are three of the how to sleep better with enlarged prostate common conditions that the prostate can and one can encounter and the first one is is BPH, which is the one we're going to be talking about today, but there's also other conditions like prostate in the middle there, which is basically an infection or inflammatory condition of the prostate and then there's also prostate cancer.
There can be some.
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Overlap and and this and this and Symptoms between these three conditions, so it's important for the Urologist to to to be able to evaluate you and through the work of kind of figure out which one it is.
I'll get from men will be well if my prostate larger will I have an increased risk of prostate cancer and the answer is no there. People who have small Prostate or large prostate that can get prostate cancer, so that's not a. So let's focus on what BPH stands for because it's pretty aptly named.
So if we look at the B, it stands for benign so again that's non cancerous. We're not talking about cancer in this situation. P is referring to the prostate and H is hyperplasia. Bigger you know when anatomically it can cause what's a phenomena We call a medicine and bladder outlet obstruction and and that can then lead to to urinary symptoms, which we also call lower urinary tract symptoms or simply Lutz.
So BPH is the most common reason for what we call this bladder. So if we look at the left side here in the normal Prostate anatomy diagram again, we have the bladder here and the prostate here and that channel that prostate we are going through.
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Also inwards towards the middle and so you imagine that doughnut hole is getting smaller because that that tube in the process is becoming tighter so over time that bladders gotta work really hard to squeeze that urine through this tight little channel and you can imagine now the bladder is actually a muscle so if the muscle's going to squeeze really hard work overtime for many years, you can imagine what's going to happen.
It's starting to become very thick. It's what we call a tribe. Bladder it'll it will look.
So what are the symptoms of BP? You may not feel completely empty. I got to go all the time you feel like you, you can't hold you can't how to sleep better with enlarged prostate it for very long. And these are all.