Enlarged Prostate

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 […]

What Foods to Avoid for Prostate Cancer Prevention

March 2, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  Make/Well  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Testicular Cancer  Uncategorized  

When focusing on our health, most of us know that looking at what we eat is crucial. When discussing prostate cancer risk reduction through diet, there are a some simple guidelines to follow that will leave your body better suited to fight the development of the cancer, that we discussed here. However, there are two […]

Aquablation Has Come to Austin

November 16, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

Aquablation of the prostate is a new type of treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. At Austin Urology Institute, we are proud to be among the few selective practices in the Austin area to offer this advanced, one-of-a-kind, minimally invasive therapy. What is Aquablation Therapy? Aquablation therapy harnesses the power of water delivered with […]

Big results with low side effects? How minimal can BPH treatments get?

August 25, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

BPH, or enlarged prostate is a common condition that can affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to the male reproductive anatomy, it is also considered “man’s lifelong friend or enemy” that is responsible for symptoms like frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, weak stream, or overactive bladder symptoms. Unless […]

Can an enlarged prostate cause infertility?

August 7, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

The prostate is a walnut-shaped and sized organ that resides below the prostate.  Its role is to produce about 99% of the ejaculate, the carrier fluid for the of sperm (the remaining 1%), that joins up with the prostatic fluid.  As one ages, the prostate continues to grow. This conditions is called benign prostatic hyperplasia […]

Waking Up to Pee? Don’t Sleep on BPH Treatment

June 5, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

More than 80 percent of men over the age of 50 wake up at least once per night to urinate.(1) If youʼre no stranger to late-night nature calls, then you may be suffering from an enlarged prostate. Letʼs talk about the causes and symptoms of an enlarged prostate and how you can find the prostate […]

New Treatments for BPH and BPH Symptoms

June 2, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and its associated lower urinary tract symptoms, is a common condition that may affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to males, it is also considered a “lifelong friend or enemy” that will either cause urinary symptoms or in some cases develop cancer. […]

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