An enlarged prostate can have uncomfortable symptoms for those who suffer from it, and you may not want to talk to anyone about it. Fortunately, the team at Urology Clinics Manchester are experts at treating an enlarged prostate, so you can, once again, be comfortable.

Our team offers a wide range of urology procedures and treatments, including treatment for an enlarged prostate.

The prostate will grow throughout your lifetime, sometimes becoming large enough to cause pressure to your urethra. Because of the pressure, your urethra can become narrow.

The narrowing of your urethra can cause uncomfortable symptoms like these:

  • Problems when you start to urinate
  • A weakening stream of urine
  • Problems completely emptying your bladder
  • Frequent stopping and starting of the urine stream
  • An increased feeling of needing to urinate
  • Increased urination at night
  • Periods of urinary incontinence

Your risk of developing an enlarged prostate increases if you:

  • Are over 50 years old
  • Have a family history of enlarged prostate
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have erectile dysfunction

There are also some helpful lifestyle changes which you can make that can reduce unpleasant symptoms. You should consider:

  • Lowering your liquid consumption at night
  • Reducing or eliminating alcohol and caffeine from your diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • For moderate to severe symptoms, we may recommend medication therapy as a first line of treatment.

Medications may include:

  • Medication which relaxes prostate and bladder muscles
  • Medication which block the production of DHT, the hormone responsible for growth
  • A combination of these medications above

Other forms of treatment for an enlarged prostate include:

  • Laser therapy which removes excess tissue
  • Surgical therapy to reduce the size

You don’t have to suffer the embarrassing, uncomfortable symptoms of an enlarged prostate when relief is just a phone call away. To learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment, contact us today to book in for a consultation. Our expert team is here to help.