BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is also referred to as an enlarged prostate. The prostate gland is located in the lower portion of a man's abdomen and is positioned around the urethra. Most men will encounter BPH as they grow older, some with more severe side effects than others. As the prostate continues to become more enlarged, pressure is placed on the urethra. As the pressure increases, it can become more difficult for the man to urinate. The flow may decrease, or it may stop and start intermittently depending on the severity of the condition. If you are prostate issues, schedule an appointment with Dr. Alfred Shtainer to discover your treatment options.
The majority of men continue to experience prostate growth throughout life, however, certain factors may affect the age at which symptoms occur and their severity. These include:
There are several options to treat the symptoms of BPH. Behavioral modifications like water and coffee consumption should be examined. Herbal supplements may be very effective for mild symptoms. Several medications are also available which can decrease prostate size.
Minimally invasive procedures like thermotherapy, laser and RF therapies (such as Prostiva® RF Therapy) are also available in our practice. Also known as radiofrequency ablation, transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is used to help control the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The procedure is painless and performed in-office. It may take as little as 15 minutes and no cutting is involved.
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