Enlarged Prostate

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 […]

BPH Medications and Side Effects

April 23, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition. As the prostate grows benignly and enlarges it begins to press on and obstruct the urethra, 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 […]

BPH treatment: Ditching the Medications and Avoiding a TURP

April 22, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) doesn’t always mean medications or invasive procedures at surgical centers. When medications are no longer effective and the side effects of BPH become intolerable (frequent trips to the restroom, an urgent need to urinate, poor sleep due to waking up throughout the night to urinate), surgical options are usually the […]

Bladder Health and BPH

April 21, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

The benefit of treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) isn’t just eliminating urinary symptoms that are disruptive to your quality of life, it also keeps your bladder healthy. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder. The urethra (where urine flows out) runs through the center of the prostate from the […]

What Are My BPH Treatment Options?

April 20, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Have you heard about the UroLift procedure to treat your BPH symptoms? No? Well, you aren’t alone. Seventy-five percent of men reported that their doctor had never mentioned the UroLift procedure when discussing BPH treatment. At Austin Urology Institute, our providers insure that all options to treat BPH, both medical and surgical, are discussed. UroLift […]

Top Three Considerations in Surgical Treatment for BPH

April 19, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. Benign growth of the prostate obstructs the urethra and creates urinary 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, […]

What is Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)?

April 2, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

When medical management for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) fails, it’s time to discuss appropriate surgical treatment options. Traditionally, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) and, more recently, the Urolift procedure, have been the most widely studied, effective and performed procedures to alleviate BPH symptoms. Well, there’s a new kid on the block touting effective treatment […]

A Toast to Your Prostate

March 30, 2021  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  

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, as alcohol is a diuretic that often causes more urinary frequency and urgency. However, a recent review of 19 studies […]

Treating Seasonal Allergies and Worsening BPH

March 24, 2021  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  

Spring has sprung! Days are lasting longer, weather is warmer and plants are blooming. For many, this also means seasonal allergies are back and that it’s time to break out the allergy medications. While allergy medications help alleviate sneezing, nasal congestion, post nasal drainage and headaches, those same medications can actually worsen urinary symptoms if […]

Increased Risk of Heart Disease and BPH Medications

March 3, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common medical condition that affectsabout 40 million men in the U.S. As the prostate grows and enlarges benignly (BPH) it begins to press on and obstruct the urethra causing symptoms such as frequent daytime urination, getting up at night frequently to urinate, a weak or slow stream, the feeling […]

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