BENIGN Prostate HYPERTHROPHY (BPH)
Benign Prostate Benign prostate hypertrophy is one of the most frequent
diseases men have. It consists of an abnormal increase in the size of the
prostate. It usually makes it difficult to empty the bladder and produces
The pressure produced in the bladder due to the urine that has been retained
puts retrograde pressure on the kidneys, dilating them and causing
hydronephrosis. This same pressure moves the bacteria from the bladder to the
kidneys which causes nephritis. It can affect renal function to the point that
dialysis is required.
Timely treatment of prostate hypertrophy is essential for keeping renal function
normal. The treatment is not necessarily surgical. The state of the prostate and
the kidneys should be carefully evaluated before a suitable treatment is decided
Other diseases also appear in the prostate such as cysts, abscesses, hematomas
and stones. They are diagnosed only by ultrasound and their treatment depends on
the original cause. The best way to detect prostate diseases is through a C.A.D.
transrectal prostate sonogram in color, which is included in the C.M.P.
A DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) cannot detect hypertrophy on the front of the
prostate so other diagnostic means are needed. The PSA is elevated when there is