Normally urine flows from the Bladder through the urethra, but flow of urine can potentially be blocked from an obstruction in the urethra. Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia and they have difficulty in passing urine. Enlargement of prostate gland increases in course of a lifetime putting pressure on the prostatic urethra. It may become more annoying to men and be difficult to control urine. Men may start leaking even when the urinary bladder contains small amount of urine.
Few of the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia includes
(a)Difficulty while starting to urinate
(b) Straining while trying to urinate
(c) Dribbling of urine
(d) Frequent urination
(e) Flow of urine with low pressure
(f) Starting to urinate minutes after passing urine
(e) Urinating during night frequently
(f) A feel of incomplete bladder emptying
Drugs for prostate enlargement are prescribed during the initial stage of the disease, but during the latter stage of disease, urinary bladder muscles become stronger and thicker. This leads to urine remaining completely in the bladder. It may not respond to drugs and the symptoms do not alleviate, at this stage surgery or other treatment option is required to have a complete cure.
Green light laser is used to treat patient suffering with enlargement of prostate gland or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It is an invasive procedure that evaporates the prostate tissue completely, but there are many complications that arise during this procedure. High power laser energy is used to dissolve the prostate tissue, the rays are absorbed by the prostate tissue and it is followed by the complete vaporization and removal of the tissue. Green light is a risky procedure that causes various unwanted side effects and worsens the body condition than the previous state.
Green light laser procedure:
Patients are administered either spinal anesthetic or general anesthetic during the procedure. Type of anesthesia that has to be administered is determined by the urologist or anesthetists. Under anesthesia a scope will be inserted into prostate and urinary bladder through the external opening urethra. Patient could feel the pain and may bleed even under anesthesia. The scope consists of the green light laser fiber. Treatment lasts for 1-2 hours and hospitalization is needed.
There are so many side effects that can occur as a result of the treatment. It includes
(a) Pain after the procedure
(b) Patient cannot control the flow of urine
(c) Leakage of urine without control
(d) Less intense orgasm
(e) Premature ejaculation
(f) Lack of sex drive
(g) Frequent bathroom visits
You can avoid enlargement of prostate gland and keep off the risks involved in green light laser procedure at an early stage by taking proactive steps in your health as outlined in the PSA ZERO Program.