All About UroLift® for BPH
Have you been struggling with the constant need to urinate?
Are you having difficulties with sexual function?
If you answered yes to these, you may be suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and could benefit from a new medical procedural breakthrough called Urolift. This revolutionary new treatment is filling the large gap between prescription medications and a night or two in post-surgery recovery.
Many patients with BPH symptoms are choosing UroLift® to avoid taking prescription medications that can cause a multitude of side effects or undergo a lengthy invasive medical procedure.
If you are interested in this procedure, UroLift® and how it is used to treat BPH symptoms, read on to learn more about it from our Houston, Texas based urology practice.
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All About BPH
Whether you are already struggling with BPH or you are worried that you are beginning to experience BPH symptoms, it’s important to understand more about the condition when trying to decide the right treatment.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also referred to as prostate gland enlargement, is a common condition that has proven to be a particularly worrisome problem for men as they age.
According to the study “Epidemiology of clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia” in the Asian Journal of Urology, “Clinical benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common diseases in ageing men and the most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The prevalence of BPH increases after the age of 40 years, with a prevalence of 8%–60% at age 90 years.”
The good news is, because of the prevalence of this condition, the medical community has worked to provide more patient-friendly BPH treatment options.
UroLift — A Revolutionary Treatment for BPH
As stated in the study “Medium-term efficacy of the prostatic urethral lift” in Translational Andrology and Urology, “Treatment options for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia have traditionally revolved around pharmacotherapy or invasive surgery, both of which can negatively impact quality of life (QoL).”
Along with the dangers of surgery, many of the drugs on the market available for BPH treatment come with a host of side effects, including, but not limited to:
- Lack of sex drive
- Inability to climax during intercourse
Luckily, however, a new treatment has emerged that has proven efficacy and is less likely to affect your quality of life — UroLift.
All About UroLift
UroLift Delivery Device is a minimally invasive procedure that provides near immediate relief and a much quicker recovery time.
Under local anesthesia, first your doctor will place the UroLift Delivery Device through your urethra to access your enlarged prostate. Then, the doctor will place the permanent UroLift tiny implants in place. They do this to increase the urethra’s opening by moving enlarged prostate tissue, securing it out of the way.
UroLift is the only BPH treatment that urologists perform that does not require them to cut or remove the prostate tissue. Patients typically return home within the same day without the need for a catheter. There are no daily medications required after UroLift, and patients receive near immediate relief.
With UroLift’s proven efficacy, patients improve their quality of life with little to no downtime and likely no residual side effects.
About the Doctor
If you are in the Houston, Texas area and are looking for a way to safely relieve your BPH symptoms, then look no further than Lauren Underwood, MD. Dr. Underwood studied at Louisiana State University for her Bachelor of Science Degree and her medical degree. She then completed her residency at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Underwood is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association as well as the Texas Urological Society.
Dr. Underwood has treated many patients with BPH, so she understands how personal of an issue this condition is. Therefore, she will take the time to understand your specific urological condition and explore your BPH treatment options. Most importantly, she’s well-versed in many treatment methods, and will use this knowledge to develop a personalized care plan for your BPH.
Why wait any longer to get relief?
Contact us below or call to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Underwood at (281) 717-4003.