Category Archives: Ask The Patient

It’s Hot Out There! How to Stay Hydrated In Spite of Your BPH

August 22, 2014

During summer it is common to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. I live in South Texas so the heat gets above 95 in July and usually stays there for the next two months. When you suffer from prostate issues you may want to try to avoid water so you can, in turn, avoid bathroom breaks. That is a mistake because your body needs the water to stay hydrated and cool down. Further, you may not realize that … 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:

Prostiva’s Effects On Sex Life

April 30, 2014

“Has having the Prostiva procedure done had any lasting effects on your sex life, good or bad? How long did it take before you had significant real-life improvement?” From Brandon Great question! It has had a huge impact on my sex life.  Before the procedure I would feel uncomfortable before sex because I would need to empty my bladder right after I went to bed.  When I would start to get intimate, I would sometimes feel the urge to go … Continue reading

Anesthesia and Catheterization

April 10, 2014

For our latest “Ask the Patient” installment, we turn to a prospective patient that is concerned about the anesthesia process and subsequent catheterization with this question “When they are performing Prostiva, do they make it numb down there? Do you have to have a catheter put in and if so, for how long?” Here’s Brandon’s Perspective I think this is a really good question and one I didn’t have an answer to before the procedure. I really didn’t know what … Continue reading

Conquer Embarrassment and Seek Help!

February 4, 2014

Many men are embarrassed to begin treatment for urinary troubles associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It’s never easy to discuss urinary issues with a loved one or even your doctor. Further, many patients will modify their lifestyles to avoid embarrassing symptoms. While they may not feel embarrassed in public, they may be missing out on interesting activities and experiences. Brandon, a successful Prostiva® RF patient, suffered through years of urinary trouble before finally seeing his urologist and getting treatment for … Continue reading