Approximately 50% of Canadian men over 50 develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and the numbers increase with age. Fortunately, most men experience only mild symptoms that are easily manageable with just a few lifestyle changes. However, for others, the symptoms become difficult and even harmful to their overall health.
Traditionally, men affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia who required medical assistance, would only have two treatment options: drug therapies or surgery. However, both treatments could cause a series of bothersome side effects and even life threatening complications.
In recent years, scientists have developed a series of different kinds of minimally invasive therapies that safely and effectively reduce BPH symptoms. Amongst them is the increasingly popular Rezūm Water Vapour Therapy.
Over the past few years, the Rezūm treatment has received international praise, quickly becoming the minimally invasive treatment of choice for benign prostatic hyperplasia. So why do men choose Rezūm over all other minimally invasive treatments?
Let’s take a look at what is Rezūm and the benefits of choosing water vapour therapy over all other treatments.
Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy is a non-surgical therapy that uses the natural energy stored in water vapor, or steam, to shrink enlarged prostates. Powered by convective water vapour energy, the Rezūm System delivers targeted, controlled doses of the stored thermal energy in water vapor directly to the region of the prostate gland with the obstructive tissue causing the lower urinary tract symptoms.
The Rezūm System addresses BPH symptoms directly by reducing enlarged prostate tissue with water vapor through a minimally invasive, in-office procedure, allowing cell remnants to be absorbed directly by the body.
The procedure is typically performed during a single visit to the physician’s office and does not require general anesthesia or surgical implants. The Rezūm System is included in both the Canadian and American Urological Association’s BPH treatment guidelines, and has been reported to provide durable, significant improvement of BPH symptoms through five years.
The Rezūm procedure provides the following benefits to men suffering from BPH
Rezūm has demonstrated fewer complications and side effects than drug therapies or other more invasive procedures. Moreover, with Rezūm, there is no need to continue taking BPH medications.
Other benefits include:
The majority of men experiencing mild lower urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH do not require medical attention. However, when symptoms become significant and begin to affect daily activities, it is important to consult a medical practitioner who will determine the severity of the symptoms and recommend possible treatment options. When choosing the best option for you, consider a treatment that will be effective, safe and with long lasting results. After looking into treatment options, a remarkable number of men choose the Rezūm Water Vapour Therapy.
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