Men over 50 likely to get prostatic hyperplasia: Expert

KUWAIT: Head of urology unit at Jaber Armed Forces Hospital Dr Mohammad Al-Ghanim said benign prostatic hyperplasia affects about 85 percent of men above 50 years old, adding the older men have more chances to get this disease. For example, the possibility of getting the disease may reach 90 percent after the age of 70. Dr Al-Ghanim spoke during his participation in the 16th conference of Kuwait Urological Association in cooperation with the Arab Association.

He said a workshop was held on the scientific solutions through the use of laser in prostate and it was held in the presence of specialists from the UK. The most modern medical technologies including laser and evaporation are available in Kuwait and are being done professionally and with high efficiency in the country.

He said complications of BPH can be urinary symptoms, infections, painful urination, which also includes weak urine flow, repeated urination and possible urine retention. Among the risks of this case is weakened bladder muscle which leads to permanent retention, formation of bladder stones, while some patients may suffer renal failure, he said.

As for the treatment Al-Ghanim said it is treated in conservative way or by drugs or surgery. It is largely a doctor’s decision depending on the stage of the disease and the diagnosis. The treatment also depends on the patient’s medical history and tests to ascertain the size of the bladder and prostate, renal function and urine tract to make sure no infections are there, he added.

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