Prostate gland enlargement is a common condition as a men ages. It
can lead to painful urinary symptoms. Untreated, prostate
gland enlargement can block the flow of urine and can consequently damage
kidneys and bladder permanently, especially if no clinical signs are
encountered. First conservative therapy is attempted, but if no response
is noted, surgical procedures might be necessary to relieve clinical
Purposeful use of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures
requires experience to help find the proper diagnosis and consequent
therapy. In case of neoplastic processes, an efficient plan for the
individual after the diagnosis is key to a successful therapy. Long
standing knowledge is of utmost importance. Depending on the diagnosis,
adequate treatment options will be discussed with the patient. Benefits
of treatment options have to be weight against possible risks.
Early detection examinations can not prevent the occurrence of diseases.
However, the benefits of regular preventive medical check ups can help
find problems earlier, when the chances for treatment and cure are better.
This often means less invasive therapeutic procedures, less discomfort
and less convalescence time. This does not only apply to tumors but
also to infections, congenital deformations, urolithiasis ect.
Some causes of urinary flow disorder can be congenital or acquired.
Most often they require a surgical correction.
Furthermore is the early detection and proper therapy of infections
the most important measure in preventing a chronic disease process with
possible irreversible damage.