Enlarged Prostate

Can an Enlarged Prostate Be Too Big to Treat?

February 7, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  

BPH, or enlarged prostate, is a common condition affecting men around the age of 50. Common symptoms of BPH may include straining to urinate, weak urine stream, dribbling at the end of urination, waking up at night multiple times to urinate, or the inability to empty your bladder. If you experience any or all of […]

What to Do When BPH Medications Fail

February 6, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  UTIs  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder and the urethra. It runs through the center of the prostate from the bladder and through the penis where urine flows out. As the […]

When Do Urinary Problems Start Damaging Your Body?

January 27, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  

If you’re a man beginning to get around your middle ages, you might have noticed a growing problem in your day to day life. Typically, having to do with urinary issues and going to the bathroom. These urinary problems might include the frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia), […]

Is Stress Making My BPH Symptoms Worse?

January 22, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  

Benign prostate hyperplasia or, BPH, is a common, progressive urological condition that can seriously impede the fluidity of your life. This condition, which has to do with the enlargement of the prostate, occurs in men around the age of 50. At 60 years old, 50% of men start exhibiting symptoms of BPH. And by age […]

Everything You Didn’t Know About BPH

January 10, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  

When you’re receiving treatment for BPH, medical management doesn’t always work. However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. If medical management fails, the next conversation your Urologist will have with you will consider all the surgical treatment options for BPH. Traditionally, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) and more recently, the Urolift procedure, have […]

The “Quality of Life” Items Your Doctor Often Forgets

November 30, 2019  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Vasectomy  

During my medical school and training, I, along with other medical professionals were taught how to properly analyze, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of disease processes. While learning “how to doctor,” patient encounters were typically rote and followed a fairly strict protocol and ritual: obtain a history, perform a physical exam, provide an assessment […]

What age should I get a prostate exam?

October 15, 2019  |  Enlarged Prostate  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  

Prostate health is one of the most important concerns for men as they age. Prostate cancer awareness is a mainstream concern and more and more men are feeling comfortable discussing prostate health with their doctors. Still, there’s some confusion about when to get a prostate exam or if it’s advisable to get a prostate exam. […]

A Scary Stat for African-American Males

May 15, 2019  |  Enlarged Prostate  Prostate Cancer  

Scary Stats About Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is terrifying. It’s not hard to see why, either. Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer). As if its prevalence wasn’t […]

Don’t Stress About Prostatectomies Until Reading This

April 25, 2019  |  Enlarged Prostate  Prostate Cancer  Robotic Surgery  

Are You At Risk? At some point in his lifetime, approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease that typically develops in older men, with about six out of ten cases of prostate cancer occurring in men aged 65 or older. A radical prostatectomy is a surgical treatment option […]

Half of All Men Ages 50+ Have This – Are You One?

March 21, 2019  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  

Slow Streaming Speed? An Uplifting Solution for Your Enlarged Prostate Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, (BPH), is the medical term for enlarged prostate. And, about half of all men over the age of 50 have it. Unless you’re a medical professional, you probably don’t remember the anatomy class you took in high school or college. So, here’s […]

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