The Importance of Early BPH Detection
The exact cause of BPH is still largely unknown; however we do know that a staggering number of men are affected by this bothersome condition. Treatment options for an enlarged prostate are many and varied, but as the disease progresses, fewer and fewer options may remain available to slow its progress.
BPH symptoms do not always match the severity of the condition itself. Some men with enlarged prostate will only experience mild symptoms, while others may show more severe signs of the condition. For this, and many other reasons, men who start to feel or see the effects of an enlarged prostate should consult with a urologist as soon as possible. Of note:
- Early detection may allow for less invasive procedures such as our Prostiva® RF or Cooled ThermoTherapyTM in-office treatments.
- If the urinary tract problems are, in fact, caused by another condition such as prostate cancer, early detection is critical.
- Early detection usually means fewer symptoms and less suffering on the part of the patient and their significant other. Avoiding and relieving restless sleep, urinary discomfort and other consequences of BPH can be life-changing.
Speak to your urologist about BPH treatment options as soon as you believe that you may have the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. You can check your prostate symptom score by using our simple interactive test and then find a urologist by using our convenient search feature. You can also view our online seminar which discusses our minimally invasive options for treating enlarged prostate.