Get the facts about BPH

If you are a man over fifty experiencing urinary symptoms, you might be wondering about BPH. 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (or BPH) is a common condition that can affect men aged over fifty. Although BPH rarely causes a serious threat to health, the condition should not be taken lightly. 

If you are experiencing urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, it is important to consult your doctor in order to determine the severity of your symptoms and the best possible treatments for you. 

Meanwhile, here are some facts about BPH:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Is an Enlarged Prostate

The average prostate gland is about the size of a walnut, however, as men get older, the prostate tends to enlarge. An enlarged prostate simply means that the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement is a natural part of the male body’s aging process. For some men, the prostate becomes big enough to press on the urethra, causing urinary problems or even blockage.

Although symptoms caused by BPH can be quite bothersome, in most cases, the condition in itself is not life threatening. Nevertheless, persisting symptoms should not be ignored.

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BPH Is Not Cancer

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous increase in size of the prostate gland. It is not caused by inflammation (prostatitis) or a cancerous growth (prostate cancer). 

Keeping in mind that prostate cancer can also cause similar symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention if you begin to experience any form of BPH symptoms. However, having BPH does not increase your risks of getting prostate cancer.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Cannot Be Cured or Prevented

Unfortunately, BPH cannot be cured or prevented. However, many treatments are available to help lessen the symptoms of the condition. 

A large portion of men suffering from BPH, will be able to reduce their symptoms by simply making a few lifestyle changes such as reducing their caffeine and alcohol intake or doing pelvic floor exercises to strengthen their pelvic muscles.

However, in other cases, medical treatment will be required. 

Many Treatments Are Available to Reduce the Effects of BPH

Several effective medical treatments are available to help reduce urinary symptoms caused by BPH. 

The primary medical treatment options are: 

  • Medication (alpha blockers / 5-alpha reductase inhibitors) 
  • Minimally invasive treatments (including Rezūm)
  • Tissue removal surgery 

 When choosing a treatment option, it is imperative to look at the benefits and burdens of each of the different therapies.

For some men, medications do not provide enough relief or cause too many unwanted side effects including dizziness, weakness, dizziness, erectile dysfunction and decrease in libido. 

Other men do not feel like their urinary symptoms are worth the side effects that follow a tissue removal surgery. Side effects of prostate surgery can include erectile dysfunction, retrograde ejaculation, urinary incontinence and other possible complications.

Rezūm Water Vapour Therapy Is an Effective Treatment for BPH, With Minimal Side Effects

Our clinic is specialized in providing the Rezūm Water Vapour Therapy. 

Rezūm is a groundbreaking new treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia that uses the thermal energy of steam delivered in targeted, controlled doses. 

The treatment consists of injecting bursts of vapour into the prostate to ablate the excess tissue that presses against the urethra. The water vapour therapy (Rezūm) relieves the symptoms of BPH by essentially shrinking the prostate. 

Although the procedure is merely a few minutes long, the results are remarkable.

Are you considering Rezūm Water Vapour Therapy? Get started with the one-minute BPH quiz