Rio Grande Urology providing BPH treatment options.
Rio Grande Urology hopes to educate patients about the medical options for those facing symptomatic BPH. While this is a very common condition for men over the age of 40, it isn’t something that is necessarily discussed often. Read below for more details on BPH from RGU and one of our providers, Dr. Daniel Morilla.
What is BPH?
BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is more commonly known as an enlarged prostate. The prostate gland is a walnut-sized organ located directly under the bladder. As men age, enlargement of this gland is common and can cause a host of symptoms, including:
- A strong urge to urinate during the day and night, disrupting sleep
- Feeling that the bladder is full, even right after urination
- Slow or weak urine flow
- Starting or stopping while urinating
- Difficulty starting urination
While BPH is not a cancerous condition, if left untreated, damage can occur to the tissues surrounding the prostate. It is important to have your BPH treated by a physician knowledgeable about the condition, not only to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms but also to prevent further damage down the road.
Opening up the conversation
“BPH is very common, affecting many men older than 40,” says Dr. Morilla. “There are various medical and surgical options to treat this problem. RGU has the ability to offer nearly all of them, including minimally invasive options like UroLift.”
Dr. Morilla hopes that patients will feel confident to follow up with treatment to help alleviate their symptoms.
Exploring the options
There are medications that can treat BPH, but some of them have side effects. It’s important to discuss these possible effects with your doctors and understand all the treatment options out there. Each treatment option has its own benefits and downsides.
Surgical options have the benefit of relieving symptoms with few side effects and great long-term outcomes. Recent minimally invasive therapies like UroLift have the added benefit of quick recovery times for patients.
The UroLift procedure is a quick procedure that provides immediate relief from BPH symptoms. During the procedure a small device is implanted that moves the prostate tissue out of the way, relieving the pressure to the bladder. You can read more about the procedure and other surgical solutions here.
Getting relief is the goal
If you are suffering from the effects of an enlarged prostate, we encourage you to make an appointment soon with your practitioner. You do not need to keep suffering with the painful and life-altering symptoms.
“I hope that El Pasoans realize that there are many options to treat their symptomatic BPH,” says Dr. Morilla. “We hope more men can learn about the UroLift procedure as it offers symptomatic relief to many of the annoying symptoms of prostate enlargement.”
Are you ready to get relief? Find out more about the BPH treatment options that are available to you today. There’s a treatment that’s right for you. Call us today at 915-225-2020 or click here to contact us online.