Prostatic hypertrophy is a common disease of men, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Doctors believe that prostatic hypertrophy is related to the endocrine system, which is caused by the epithelial cells and basal hyperplasia of the inner urethral gland and the lower urethral gland of the prostate, the cystic expansion of the acinus, the connective tissue and the smooth muscle ganglion-like hyperplasia. Prostatic hypertrophy seriously affects the health of men. So, what are its symptoms and hazards? Let's learn about early detection and early treatment!
1、 Symptoms of prostatic hypertrophy
1. Frequent urination. Frequent urination is one of the main symptoms in the early stage of prostatic hypertrophy, especially increased nocturia. Patients can urinate 1 to 5 times or more every night.
2. It takes a lot of effort to urinate. The patient is laborious when urinating, and the urine flow is very thin, and the distance of urine flow outward is also very short.
3. Hematuria. The hematuria phenomenon in the early stage of prostatic hypertrophy is due to the hyperemia of the hyperplastic prostate. When urinating hard, it will cause the rupture of the surface blood vessels and bleeding.
4. Hyperlibido. In the early stage of prostate hypertrophy, the patient's sexual desire is always normal, and suddenly becomes strong.
2、 Hazards of prostatic hypertrophy
1. Cause uremia
Prostate hypertrophy may cause kidney damage and even uremia.
Patients with prostatic hypertrophy often have urinary retention. The residual urine in the bladder is like a pool of stagnant water. Once bacteria multiply, it will cause uncontrollable infection.
3. Causes urinary retention and incontinence
Urinary retention can occur at any stage of the disease. Excessive residual urine can make the bladder lose its contractility, and the urine retained in the bladder gradually increases. When the bladder is excessively inflated, urine will overflow from the urethral orifice unconsciously. This kind of incontinence is called filling incontinence and must be treated urgently.
4. Bladder calculus
Bladder stones are also associated with prostatic hyperplasia. When the urinary tract is smooth, stones will not grow in the bladder. Even if stones fall from the ureter into the bladder, they can be discharged with urine. People with prostatic hyperplasia are different.