An enlarged prostate is a normal part of aging and is not cancerous. However, it can cause serious health complications. This condition occurs from changes to your cell growth and hormone balance. If an enlarged prostate is left untreated, then it could lead to kidney, bladder and urinary tract problems.
However, urology lasers techniques have change the way this condition is treated. Read on to find out how to treat enlarged prostate symptoms with laser surgery.
Know the Signs
Frequent trips to the bathroom is one of the signs of an enlarged prostate. The symptoms for this condition are two parts. You may experience pressure on your urethra, which causes obstruction. These symptoms may include trouble with urinating, straining to urinate, weak stream and continuous stops when peeing.
An enlarged prostate also cause problems with your bladder. You tend to feel a strong urgency to urinate. Your frequency to urinate can be over eight times a day. You continue to feel like you still have to even after going to the bathroom. Waking up frequently in the middle of the night is another symptom.
Treatment are based on your symptoms. If your symptoms are mild and does not cause complications, then you may not need extensive treatment. Your doctor may want to take the watch and see approach. He or she also may prescribe medication. When your condition is symptomatic, it starts to affect your quality of life.
Explore your Surgical Options
Prostate laser surgery usually is recommended when experiencing moderate to severe urinary symptoms. The prostate surrounds the urethra. During surgery, a scope is inserted through the tip of your penis to get to the urethra. The urethra contains a tube that carries the urine away from the bladder.
This surgical procedure works by passing a laser through the scope. The laser will remove or shrink excess tissues that blocks the flow of urine. It uses a concentrated light to generate intense and precise heat.
Your urinary flow should improve after surgery. If you want to improve your quality of life, then you should schedule an appointment today.