Determining the Best Course of Action
As you discuss BPH treatment options with your urologist, you may find that there are several possible courses of action you can take, based on your unique medical history. It may be hard to choose between those treatments and looking up each option may make it more confusing. You’ll see average rates of effectiveness and retreatment. You’ll see percentages for side effects and risks. What you can’t see is how that affects you individually. After all, each of us is unique in how our bodies react to medical treatment. We may not experience any side-effects or it may seem that every single one on the list applies to us – we just don’t know.
The decision regarding the best course of action is one to be made between you and your urologist keeping in mind that conservative treatments, if applicable, can minimize side-effects and still offer effective relief. For example, Urologix’s in-office BPH therapies including Cooled ThermoTherapy and Prostiva RF are conservative, safe and effective treatments.
Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing, but it is important to remember that the symptoms of BPH should be evaluated by a qualified urologist. Further, you should seek treatment sooner rather than later. Stay in touch with your urologist’s office and make sure that any side-effects or problems you are having with your BPH therapy are addressed rapidly and completely. Remember, the treatment process may be daunting, however there is a best course of action for your particular circumstance and ultimately, undergoing treatment, when needed, is the best policy.