Treating an Enlarged Prostate With Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when a man’s prostate swells, which puts pressure on the urethra and prevents urine from passing. It is a common urological condition that affects about 50% of men by age 60, and up to 90% of men by age 85. But
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Breaking Down Your Enlarged Prostate Treatment Options So, you’ve just been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. The good news? An enlarged prostate is very common, especially as you age. In fact, over 50% of men will have had an enlarged prostate by the time they turn 60 — and by age 85, that number increases
What is commonly known and referred to as an “enlarged prostate” is known in our office as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH, like various other prostate problems, is common in older men. Luckily, there are a few relatively simple, in-office treatment options available for men who experience enlarged prostate symptoms. What is the prostate? The
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, abbreviated as BPH, simply means enlargement of the prostate gland. While BPH is not cancer and doesn’t cause cancer, it’s always best to get checked out by your urologist if you’re experiencing any symptoms of an enlarged prostate (frequent or difficult urination) to ensure there are no other health issues present. Your
If you haven't heard of benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, chances are you will. Formerly known as prostatism, an estimated 50% of men have evidence of BPH by age 50 and 75% have it by age 80. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that can occur as men get older. It can cause bothersome urinary symptoms such as having to urinate often, urgency, difficulty starting, incomplete bladder emptying, getting up at night, and sometimes incontinence.
Not a single clinic goes by in the urology office without a man complaining of an enlarged prostate. Patients typically complain of going to the bathroom too frequently, urgently, urinating at night, dribbling after urinating, difficulty initiating urination, slow flow, incontinence, bloody urine and even urinary retention (the inability to urinate at all). These symptoms