Rio Grande Urology Offers the Latest Treatment Options for an Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Rio Grande Urology hopes to educate patients about the medical options for those facing symptomatic BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). While a very common condition for men over the age of 40, it isn’t something that’s discussed often. From medications to minimally invasive surgical options like the Rezūm procedure, learn more from our physicians about how you can find relief from BPH.
What is BPH?
BPH 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’s important to have BPH treated by a physician knowledgeable about the condition, not only to relieve 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 Daniel Morilla, MD, an RGU urologist. “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 the Rezūm procedure.”
Dr. Morilla hopes that patients will feel confident to receive 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 with your doctors and understand all the treatment options out there. Surgical options relieve symptoms with few side effects and offer great long-term outcomes.
One minimally invasive option is the Rezūm procedure. This simple outpatient procedure involves using the Rezūm device to deploy controlled doses of stored thermal energy from water vapors directly to the prostate gland region. Rezūm offers an alternative to medication and relieves patients from the symptoms of BPH safely and effectively, preserving erectile and urinary functions. Patients can return to regular activities within a few days, and most patients notice symptom improvement within two weeks.
Getting relief is the goal
If you’re experiencing the effects of an enlarged prostate, we encourage you to make an appointment soon with your practitioner. You don’t need to keep coping with painful and life-altering symptoms.
We hope more men can learn about the Rezūm procedure, as it offers symptomatic relief to many of the annoying symptoms of prostate enlargement. ~ Dr. Morilla.
Are you ready to get relief? Find out more about BPH treatment options 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.