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Ten Extra Things You Need to Know about BPH Treatment

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common disease among middle-aged men. It can affect normal life to varying degrees. While receiving positive treatment, we should pay more attention to other aspects of life. Good living habits can be used as adjuvant treatment and prevention. Here are 10 tips for patients with BPH.

 
 
1.  What are the methods to improve the quality of life of patients with BPH?
Relax and free your mind from the urge to urinate. Instruct bladder emptying techniques, such as repetitive voiding. Patients are encouraged to hold back urine properly in order to increase bladder capacity and prolong the interval time of urination.
 
2. How much water should patients with BPH drink?
There is no special requirement for patients about the amount of water intake. Appropriate restriction of drinking water can alleviate frequent urination symptoms, such as do not drink water at night and on public social occasions. But make sure you don't drink less than 1500 ml of water a day. 
 
Some patients complain of frequent urination after falling asleep at night. These patients can reduce the amount of water they drink before going to bed. Some patients drink more water and urinate more frequently. To identify whether these patients urinate more frequently because of excessive drinking water, they can record the urination log for several days under the guidance of doctors to make a preliminary assessment.   
 
The urination diary is a record of the number of times of urination, the time of urination, the amount of urine per time, the accompanying symptoms of urination and the amount of drinking water for 5 to 7 consecutive days. It is helpful to understand the distribution of the number of times of urination in the day and night, to differentiate nocturnal polyuria from excessive drinking water, especially for the patients with the main symptoms of more nocturnal voiding. Value.
 
3. What foods should patients with BPH avoid?
Although prostate hyperplasia cannot be prevented, more attention to diet can often alleviate symptoms or prevent further deterioration of the disease, including limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding excessive consumption of spicy and irritating foods, reducing the intake of high cholesterol foods, avoiding overweight, drinking adequate water and so on. 
 
Domestic scholars have studied the relationship between dyslipidemia and the international prostate symptom score reflecting the severity of urinary symptoms in patients with BPH, but the results suggest that there is no significant correlation between the two.
 
4. What kind of living habits can alleviate the symptoms of BPH?
Although prostate hyperplasia cannot be prevented, more attention in daily life can often alleviate symptoms or prevent further deterioration of diseases, including limiting alcohol consumption, keeping the lower body warm, avoiding irritating foods, reducing the intake of high cholesterol foods, avoiding overweight, moderate exercise, and drinking adequate water. Do not inhibit urination, do not sit for too long, etc., all of these habits can improve local circulation by soaking hot water bath. 
 
 
Alcohol and coffee cause prostate hyperemia, which can also increase urine volume and aggravate symptoms such as frequency of urination and urgency of urine. Therefore, the intake of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages should be restricted.
 
5. Does prostatic hyperplasia affect sexual life?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia itself has no effect on sexual life, however, there is a kind of side effect of drugs commonly used in the prostate, retrograde ejaculation is easy to occur, that is to say, when ejaculation, semen will not run out of the urethra but will run into the bladder.

6. How to improve the quality of sleep in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia?
Many patients complain of frequent urination after falling asleep at night, and even have to run to the toilet in less than half an hour at night. These patients can moderately reduce the amount of water they drink after dinner, with particular attention to limiting the amount of water they drink before bed and take medicines to improve urinary symptoms under the guidance of doctors.
 
7. What are the treatments for BPH?
The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia includes observation, drug treatment, and surgical treatment. Patients with mild conditions are suitable for observation. For those who find enlarged prostate but have no symptoms, or have some symptoms but daily life is not disturbed, patients need to pay attention to the changes in their urination, regular review to the hospital outpatient clinic.
 
Patients with moderate disease progression are suitable for drug treatment, such as Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill. The short-term goal of drug treatment is to alleviate or alleviate the micturition symptoms of patients. The long-term goal is to delay the further development of the disease and prevent the occurrence of complications.
 
In severe cases, patients are suitable for surgical treatment. When the urination symptoms are serious enough to have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients, or when medication is not good or even complications occur, surgery can be chosen.
 
8. Is there any possibility that minimally invasive surgery can cure the benign prostatic hyperplasia?
Transurethral resection of the prostate is the most commonly used minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It has been known for more than eighty years as the standard for the surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 
 
 
Since then, although many new therapeutic methods have emerged, up to now, there is no method that can surpass the operation from subjective or objective, immediate or long-term efficacy comparison. However, this is not to say that the operation is a perfect surgical treatment, which still has some complications and mortality. During long-term follow-up, the operation can only improve the urination symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia patients by more than 70%, and about 20% - 25% of patients need reoperation.
 
9. Is prostate massage helpful for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia?
Prostate Massage refers to a doctor who enters the rectum with his finger (usually his index finger) through the patient's anus and massages the adjacent prostate across the rectal wall to drain the prostatic fluid and promote the excretion of inflammatory substances so as to improve the situation. Prostate massage is usually used in the treatment of chronic prostatitis, but the role of prostate massage in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia has not been conclusive yet.
 
10. What should we pay attention to when our family members get BPH?
If a family member has BPH, you need to fully understand and support him, encourage them to adhere to medication and have the regular review.

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