October 20, 2021

Vougiouklakeio General Hospital: Hyperplasia Prostatic

Benign prostatic hyperplasia refers to a condition that affects men from the fourth decade of life in which the prostate by various mechanisms begins to prevent the easy flow of urine during urination. As this condition progresses, frequency and nocturia are added in combination with urgency (sudden sensation to urinate). In advanced stages it can cause up to chronic renal failure. 

Treatment depending on the stage is from simple monitoring, medication and when the above is not enough we can be led to modern minimally invasive treatments that will permanently solve the problem. 

The treatment that has prevailed in recent years is transurethral prostatectomy which is practically bloodless, safe, painless, with minimal hospitalization and immediate urological results without the risk of incontinence and the burden of erectile function. 

After his one-day hospitalization, he continues to receive antibiotic treatment for ten days and limits his physical activity (driving, exercise, sexual intercourse) for about twenty to thirty days. On the other hand, the patient from the first day immediately feels a great improvement in the way he urinates and gradually observes the elimination of the symptoms that accompany the disease (frequency, night, urgency).