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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Comprehensive Care

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition affecting men as they age, characterized by the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. At London Private Ultrasound Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals with BPH, offering advanced diagnostic services and personalized treatment options. In this article, we’ll explore the symptoms, diagnosis, and the role of ultrasound in managing BPH, while highlighting the exceptional services available at our clinic.

Symptoms of BPH: 

BPH can lead to various urinary symptoms that can significantly impact quality of life. Common symptoms include:

  • Frequent urination, especially at night (nocturia)
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Weak urine stream
  • Difficulty initiating urination
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Urinary retention

These symptoms often develop gradually and worsen over time, affecting daily activities and sleep patterns. Recognizing the signs of BPH is crucial for timely intervention and management.

Diagnosis of BPH: 

At London Private Ultrasound Clinic, we offer advanced diagnostic tools to accurately assess BPH and its impact on urinary function. Ultrasound imaging plays a pivotal role in visualizing the prostate gland and evaluating its size, shape, and any abnormalities. Ultrasound-guided procedures may also be utilized for targeted treatments such as prostate artery embolization (PAE) or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

In addition to ultrasound, our clinic provides comprehensive evaluations, including uroflowmetry tests to measure urine flow rate, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests to rule out prostate cancer, and cystoscopy for direct visualization of the bladder and urethra. Our experienced team of urologists and specialists collaborate to ensure accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs.

Treatment Options: 

Treatment for BPH depends on the severity of symptoms and individual patient factors. Our clinic offers a range of treatment options, including:

  • Medications: Alpha-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to relax prostate muscles and shrink the gland.
  • Minimally invasive procedures: Prostate artery embolization (PAE) or transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) to reduce prostate size and alleviate symptoms.
  • Surgical interventions: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or laser prostate surgery for more severe cases.

Conclusion: 

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition that can significantly impact urinary function and quality of life in men. At London Private Ultrasound Clinic, we’re committed to providing comprehensive care for individuals with BPH, utilizing advanced diagnostic techniques and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. If you’re experiencing symptoms of BPH, don’t hesitate to contact us for expert evaluation and personalized care. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.

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Address: 27 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8EN

Telephone020 7101 3377