Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is a common problem that affects 50% of men in their 60s and 80% of men in their 80s. Fortunately, BPH is a treatable condition, and the urology experts at Illinois Urological Institute, with offices in Wheaton and Geneva, Illinois, can develop the optimal treatment to help relieve your symptoms. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
BPH, or prostate enlargement, is a common medical condition that usually affects men as they age by causing uncomfortable urinary symptoms. Your prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland that produces the fluid for your semen, and it grows as you age. As it enlarges, the gland may begin to block the flow of urine from your bladder, causing uncomfortable symptoms.
The cause of BPH isn’t entirely understood, but researchers theorize the change in hormone levels as you get older may play a role.
A change in urination is one of the most common signs of BPH. Other common symptoms of an enlarged prostate include:
When you notice one or more of these symptoms, schedule an appointment at Illinois Urological Institute so a specialist can confirm a diagnosis through discussing your medical history and performing a physical exam, ultrasound, urine flow study, intravenous pyelogram, or cystoscopy.
Treatment for BPH may include medication, minimally invasive procedures, or surgery. The choice of treatment may depend on your age, health, size of your prostate, and your symptoms. As an advanced urology practice, the urological experts offer a number of specialty treatments for BPH.
This minimally invasive procedure uses a special insert to lift the prostate and reduce urinary symptoms. Most men can stop taking medication after a Urolift.
TUMT is a minimally invasive treatment that uses microwave energy to shrink your prostate gland to reduce discomfort and improve urine flow.
Targeted heat energy from the GreenLight laser evaporates the excess prostate tissue to improve your symptoms.
The skilled team at Illinois Urological Institute also treat BPH with traditional transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), traditional radical prostatectomy, or robotic prostatectomy.
Well aware of the high costs of health care, the team at Illinois Urological Institute offers affordable treatment plans.
For management and relief of your BPH symptoms, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. Affordable treatment plans are available.