TURP to Remove Prostate Glands as a BPH Treatment

It is well regarded that almost every man will suffer from prostate problems at some point in their lives. One of the most common prostate problems is non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

But how do you know if you have BPH? Here’s a list of enlarged prostate symptoms.

Enlargement of the prostate means that the prostate gland gets bigger, causing a blockage of the urine flow. Since the prostate is located just below the bladder and surrounding the urethra, its enlargement can restrict the flow of urine from the bladder. As a result, men have difficulties in urinating, can’t fully empty their bladder, and always feel the urge to run to the bathroom.

There are several treatment options available to treat BPH, TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostrate) being one of these options. In this animated video, shared by Manipal Hospitals, you can watch how this surgical procedure is done, the type of strategies used to remove the prostatic gland from a patient, while a voice-over explains everything that’s happening in the video.

You can learn more about 5 tips to relieve BPH symptoms here.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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