The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm.
For Men over 50, the most common prostate problem is PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT.
As a Man gets older, his prostate keeps growing causing compression of the Urethra leading to symptoms.
A frequent and urgent need to urinate.
A weak stream of urine.
Incomplete emptying of your bladder. A small amount of urine each time you go.
Pain with urination or bloody urine.
Leaking or dribbling urine.
Trouble starting a urine stream. Even though you feel you have to rush to get to the bathroom, you find it hard to start urinating.
The feeling that you still have to go, even when you have just finished urinating.
Cause not completely understood
Reawakening of the urogenital sinus to proliferate
Change in hormonal milieu with alterations in the testosterone/estrogen balance
Induction of prostatic growth factors
Increased stem cells/decreased stromal cell death
Urine flow rate
Uroflowmetry to measure the pressure in the bladder as you urinate
Urine culture to check for infection
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
USG to check prostate size
ADVANTAGES OF LASER PROSTATE SURGERY
Laser prostate surgery is a minimal invasive procedure to treat prostate.
No incision is required.
Minimal blood loss.
Requires only a short hospital stay.
Faster recovery period (7 days to 2 weeks).
Needs urinary catheter to be present less than 24 hours.