Sexual Health and BPH Treatment

June 24, 2021

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 stream.

Oftentimes, treatment options are medications that can help reduce or eliminate symptoms. When BPH becomes bothersome enough and medications are no longer effective or side effects of the medications prevent use, surgical options become the treatment of choice.

Preserving sexual function is one of the many concerns that patients voice when considering medical or surgical treatment for BPH. In fact, 86% of men said it was a deciding factor in determining treatment options.

A recent study has shown that the Urolift procedure has less impact on sexual health than some types of medications and other surgical treatments to treat BPH. Urolift was found to impact sexual health less than medications in erectile function, ejaculation and sexual satisfaction.

If sexual function is a deciding factor in treating your BPH, contact Austin Urology Institute at 512.694.8888 to schedule a consultation with a provider to discuss Urolift as a possible option to treat your BPH.