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Intermittent urine is one warning sign of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition as men age. Understand your symptoms by taking this short quiz.

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What is BPH?

BPH is an enlarged prostate. It’s not cancer. Just something most men have to deal with at some point in life. You can’t say no to BPH. But you can say “no more” to symptoms like waking up at night to urinate. Having the urgent need to go.1 Or a weak stream.Left untreated, it can lead to more serious urinary, bladder and kidney problems.1 BPH may be a fact of life, but not one you need to live with. Start exploring your options here. Why wait?

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Who has BPH?

 

 

Treatments

Treatment options range from behavioural modifications and watchful waiting to medications, minimally invasive procedures and surgery.



Non-surgical Treatments

Behavioural Modification

Behavioural Modification

Changes to your lifestyle and diet, regular exercise and reducing stress may impact the BPH symptoms.


Medications

Medications

There are several types of medications commonly used to treat BPH.

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Minimally Invasive Treatments

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Water Vapor Therapy

Not ready for surgery, but don't want to be on medication? This treatment uses the natural energy stored in water vapour, or steam, to shrink the obstructive prostate tissue that leads to BPH.

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Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate (PVP)

This short hospital stay procedure uses the power of a laser to remove excess prostate tissue and restore urine flow. More than one million men have been treated.4

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Other Surgical Options

Other Treatment Options

In addition to those options featured, there are a number of surgical methods available for relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

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Take the Quiz

Take our BPH quiz to identify if you are experiencing BPH symptoms and help you kick-start the conversation about BPH with your doctor.


Questions to ask your GP or Urologist

Helpful hints on how to start the conversation with your GP or
urologist, and other useful resources.

 

References

  1. Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Information Diseases & Conditions Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/symptoms-causes/syc-20370087 Accessed 13 May 2019.
  2. American Urological Association Guideline: management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 2010. Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (2018). https://www.auanet.org/guidelines/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-(2018)#x8218 Accessed 25 February 2019.
  3. Mazur DJ, Helfand BT, McVary KT et al: Influences of neuroregulatory factors on the development of lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction in aging men. Urol Clin North Am 2012; 39: 77-88.
  4. Data on file with Boston Scientific.

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