An enlarged prostate is a common condition facing men as they age. In fact, 70% of men in their 60s show symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a benign condition unrelated to prostate cancer that can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces fluid for semen and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
There are a variety of treatment options for those diagnosed with an enlarged prostate due to BPH. From less invasive options like medication or herbal remedies to more invasive options like heat-based therapies or TURP, there is now a new option at Urology of Central Pennsylvania for those patients in need of a middle ground selection.
UroLift® System Treatment is a minimally-invasive approach that treats BPH by lifting or holding the enlarged prostate tissue back, so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. Clinical data has shown that treatment through the UroLift® System is safe and effective in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms caused by BPH without any impact to sexual function.
If you or a loved one are facing any of the issues outlined above, there is no need to suffer. Speak with your physician today about your options and what will best meet your needs.
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