ability to empty the bladder completely) causes many problems. The prostate goes through two main growth periods when the prostate doubles in size. The first phase of growth begins around age 25 and continues during most of a man’s life. Hyperplasia (BPH) often occurs with the second growth phase. Bernard there are many treatment options. We can decide together which treatment option is the best for you. Watchful waiting and active surveillance. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is common in aging men. About half of all men between the age of 51 and 60 have BPH. Up to 90% of men over the age 80 have BPH. Treating with medications like Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor, it is in pill form and is used for treating erectile dysfunction under the name of Cialis, it is used for the signs and symptoms of BPH. This is the first line of care. When there is moderate to severe BPH there is a range of BPH related surgical procedures Transurethral resection, it involves shaving the enlarged prostate tissues with an electric current delivered through a wire loop. There is also a procedure called the Urolith , I would put you under local anesthesia and I would lift and staple the prostate to open up the urethra. It pulls the prostate out of the way. You would get rapid relief from this procedure, it takes about 15-30 minutes and you would return to normal activities in about 3 days. We will help you in every way we can. 3. General questions: A. Describe the primary functions performed by digestive and urinary systems.
a. The primary function of the digestive system is to break down the food we eat into smaller parts, so the body can use them to build and nourish cells and provide energy. The primary function of the
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