Enlarged Prostate is Not Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Date:2019-08-24 click:0
During the process of diagnosis and treatment, a number of patients with chronic prostatic problems often find that their prostate is larger than the healthy prostate (2cm * 3cm * 4cm), so they thought they must be suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH) or prostatic hypertrophy. Some B-mode ultrasound examination sheets may also show the diagnosis of "benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy." 

Some medical staff who are inexperienced in assistant diagnosis and treatment are not very clear about the essential difference between the two. Therefore, patients are convinced that they have BPH or prostatic hypertrophy, which brings a heavy psychological burden. Some patients may also take a lot of drugs to treat BPH for a long time, but it is difficult to obtain satisfactory results, which may further aggravate the condition and bring difficulties to the follow-up treatment.
But the instrument examination only shows the image and outline of the prostate, and can not give a definite diagnosis of specific diseases. An enlarged prostate is not the same as BPH or prostatic hypertrophy. Especially for young men with prostatic diseases, most of them are caused by inflammatory hyperemia and edema of the prostate rather than prostatic hypertrophy or BPH.
In fact, many diseases can lead to enlargement of the prostate, such as prostatitis, prostate cyst, prostate cancer, prostate stones, and so on. A large number of prostatitis patients usually have a certain degree of enlargement of the prostate, which is closely related to inflammation of the prostate hyperemia and swelling and inflammatory cell infiltration. 
After effective anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and comprehensive treatment, or herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill with anti-proliferation, diuretic effect, the prostate can gradually restore to the standard size.

BPH is an aging male lesion caused by abnormal proliferation of the prostate parenchyma. General drug treatment can only improve clinical symptoms, but can not make the parenchyma turn back to normal significantly. When the condition is severe, most of the patients need surgery to remove the hyperplasia of the prostatic parenchyma.
Therefore, prostate enlargement is not the same as prostatic hypertrophy or BPH. Meanwhile, it should be recognized that although the prostate enlargement in older adults has a higher risk that is maybe BPH, it may also be caused by congestion and edema caused by inflammation. Treatment and improvement of local inflammation can relieve the symptoms of urinary tract obstruction in no small extent. Of course, the situation of older men may be more complex and need to be carefully identified.