If you are a man living with an enlarged prostate, you are not alone. As you age, your prostate continues to grow over time, some more than others. For many, this will result in no issues or uncomfortable symptoms, for some, however, as the prostate grows it begins to press on or block the urethra or bladder.
The result of this is urinary difficulties. For some men, a weakened urine stream, difficulty urinating, or a complete inability to urinate are telltale signs of an Enlarged Prostate. Other signs include a delayed start of urination, dribbling at the end, excessive night urination, or an intense and abrupt need to urinate.
Depending on the outcome of your diagnosis, your individual treatment can range from simple lifestyle changes to a variety of medications, or surgery. For men with minor symptoms, avoidance of alcohol and caffeine combined with regular exercise is one approach. Those in need of medication may be prescribed Alpha-1 blockers, finasteride, dutasteride, and antibiotics.
Surgery is recommended to treat severe effects such as incontinence, continued blood in the urine, kidney failure, bladder stones, and urinary tract infections.
What is the UroLift® System?
The UroLift® System treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue.
How Does the UroLift® System Work?
The UroLift® System treatment is a straightforward procedure that is performed by a urologist. The urologist places tiny implants to hold the prostate lobes apart, like open curtains on a window, to relieve compression on the urethra. This allows urine to flow normally again. The UroLift® System treatment can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia. Typically, patients return home the same day without a catheter.
Why Choose The UroLift® System?
The UroLift® System is an alternative for patients looking for something other than drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Treatment might be right for you if any of the following apply to you:
- You do not want to take another pill every day
- You have tried BPH medication but are unhappy with the side effects
- You do not want to undergo major surgery due to potential surgical risks of side effects and complications
- You want a BPH solution that preserves your sexual function
- You want to regain your quality of life with minimal downtime
Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Ohio
To find out with the UroLift System would be a good option for you, contact a urologist in Springfield, Ohio. Our team at Urology Specialist of Ohio has years of experience treating men with an enlarged prostate and helping them improve their symptoms and quality of life.