Monthly Archives: June 2014

BPH and the Incidence Erectile Dysfunction

June 28, 2014

Erectile Dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is a serious concern for anyone who has experienced it, and the risks of developing chronic ED increase with age. Estimates from a recent publication suggest roughly 18 million men in the US are affected by erectile dysfunction1. Anecdotal evidence in the form of advertising for and sales of Erectile Dysfunction drugs shows how prevalent the issue is.

Can Testosterone Therapy Cause or Worsen BPH?

June 18, 2014

As men age, it is common to encounter both Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH, and low testosterone, known as hypogonadism. Either condition is often disruptive to a man’s life. In an ideal world, both problems would be treated quickly and completely. However, there are concerns over the relationship between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and the development or worsening of BPH. Concerns center around the fact that testosterone is converted to by the body to dihydotestosterone (DHT), which in turn is known … Continue reading

Getting Over the Fear of Your BPH Procedure

June 17, 2014

Many Patients are concerned about the procedure – any pain they might experience and the side effects that they may ultimately suffer. Learning more about the procedure may calm some of those fears. Please read about Brandon’s experience below:

Non-Symptomatic Enlarged Prostate or BPH

June 4, 2014

An enlarged prostate is virtually guaranteed in men as they age. Indeed, 90% of men over 80 have an enlarged prostate. However, this does not necessarily mean that treatment will be indicated or required. It’s a strange reality, but the symptoms of BPH do not necessarily correlate with the degree of prostatic enlargement – some men may have significant growth and few symptoms and vice versa. Ultimately, the treatment plan will largely rest on the degree of disruption to the … Continue reading