Enlarged Prostate

Stress and Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

August 14, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH is a common, progressive urological condition, typically beginning around age 50 with 50% of men exhibiting some signs of BPH at age 60. By age 85, 90% of men will have signs of BPH. BPH is normal prostate tissue growth which begins to obstruct the outlet of the bladder, squeezing […]

Quality of Life and Urinary Symptoms

August 10, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

A new survey has once again demonstrated that men with urinary symptoms common with an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), often anticipate and plan for their urgent and frequent bathroom needs. It also showed that half of the men surveyed reported that they avoided events and activities they enjoy because of their urinary […]

Cheers to Your Prostate: Alcohol and BPH

August 6, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

Those that have symptoms of BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy) or an “obstructive prostate” often suffer from an increase in urinary frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying or weak stream. Previously, alcohol was thought to worsen those symptoms since its a diuretic that often causes more urinary frequency and urgency. However a recent review of 19 studies suggests […]

Alcohol and Benign Prostate Hypertrophy

August 4, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Those experiencing symptoms of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) or an “obstructive prostate” often suffer from an increase in urinary frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying or weak stream. Previously, alcohol was thought to worsen those symptom since it’s a diuretic that often increases urinary frequency and urgency. However, a recent review of 19 studies suggests those with […]

Urolift Treatment for BPH: Surpassing 250,000 Men as Best Option

August 2, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affects 42 million men in the U.S., with more than 12 million men under the care of a urologist for the condition. This common, non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate occurs as men age and can interrupt sleep, cause urinary problems, and decrease quality of life. […]

Rezum and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

July 23, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

As a man ages, his prostate may become larger: a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). When the enlargement causes pressure on the urethra, it causes a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms that are disruptive to life like urinary frequency, urgency, dribbling and getting up frequently at night. Fortunately, there have been multiple recent […]

HoLEP for BPH

July 21, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  

The Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) is a procedure for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) that uses a laser to remove tissue that is blocking urine flow through the prostate. A separate instrument is then used to cut the prostate tissue into easily removable fragments. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition. […]

Rezum and Urolift for BPH Treatment

July 13, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  

Let’s break down the two newer, but well-studied treatment options for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Urolift and Rezum. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affects about 40 million men in the United States. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder. The urethra runs through the center […]

Sexual Health and BPH Treatment

June 24, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S causing symptoms such as frequent daytime urination, getting up at night frequently to urinate, a weak or slow stream, the feeling of not emptying the bladder completely, an urgent need to urinate or difficulty starting a urinary […]

Diet and Lifestyle’s Impact on Your BPH Symptoms

May 24, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  

A condition known as BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, occurs when the prostate gland becomes enlarged. BPH affects 70% of US men in their 60s and 80% of men over 70 years of age. What are the symptoms of BPH? Since the prostate surrounds the urethra just below the bladder, it can cause symptoms that […]

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