BPH is considered a normal part of the aging process in men and is hormonally dependent on testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production. An estimated 50% of men demonstrate histopathologic BPH by age 60 years. This number increases to 90% by age 85 years; thus, increasing gland size is considered a normal part of the aging process.
Nursing Diagnosis for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Pain (acute/chronic) related to spasm of the sphincter muscle.
- Sleep pattern disturbance related to pain / effects of surgery
- Urinary retention related to obstruction, urethral pressure
- Risk for infection
- Anxiety related to of changes in health status