Frequent Urination Could Be a Sign

Frequent Urination Could Be a Sign

Getting older is a part of life, but one doesn’t have to deal with the uncomfortable parts of aging.  The American Urological Association reports that half of men by the age of 60 will suffer from a condition called BPH, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, and 90% of men by age 85 will experience this common condition. But Z Urology has good news that it is easily treatable and is here to explain what BPH is and the latest advancement in technology that can help.

Did you know that as men age, they have a higher chance of developing an enlarged prostate? The prostate organ in men surrounds the urethra. As it grows, it impinges or compresses the urethra and makes it difficult to urinate, causing significant and irritating symptoms. BPH sneaks up on a lot of men who soon realize they are having to use the restroom frequently and urgently, especially at night. Getting up once or twice at night to urinate becomes three or four times, which can become a nuisance and disrupts the sleep cycle.

 

What is Rezum Water Vapor Therapy

Z Urology has been using a minimally invasive, non-surgical office procedure to treat patients with BPH. The procedure, called Rezum Water Vapor Therapy, is a solution that actually treats the enlarged prostate, not just the symptoms. Steam is injected into the prostate, where it kills the excess prostate tissue. The body then absorbs the tissue to open the urinary tube.

The procedure was approved by the FDA in 2015 and is currently included in the American Urological Association’s guidelines for the treatment of an enlarged prostate.

Clinical studies support that Rezum Water Vapor Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for BPH medications, while also preserving sexual function. It helps most men see symptom improvement within a few weeks. Patients are able to return to regular activities within just a few days after treatment. Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is covered by most commercial and Medicare plans.

If you feel you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in the decision of getting Rezum Water Vapor Therapy, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Z Urology Offers Rezum® Therapy to Battle BPH

Z Urology Offers Rezum® Therapy to Battle BPH

To know what Rezum® therapy can do, you must first learn what it is meant to treat. The Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy, which is conducted here at Z Urology is done to treat BPH.

BPH is excess growth of prostate tissue that compresses and obstructs the urethra, reducing the flow of urine from the bladder and sometimes blocking it entirely. Symptoms include waking up multiple times during the night to urinate; frequency, urgency, irregular and weak urinary flow; anxiety; challenges with sexual function and limitations on daily activities.

Rezum® is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment designed to relieve BPH symptoms by reducing the extra prostate tissue causing the problems being experienced.

 

How Does it Work

Rezum® is a treatment for BPH that is performed in an outpatient setting. It uses the stored thermal energy in water vapor to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing the symptoms.

Who Can Benefit from the Procedure

Those who benefit most, are men who have elected to discontinue or who have not taken their take BPH medications. Those who are not receptive to other surgical BPH procedures. And guys who have shown that they are not bothered by symptoms enough to elect an invasive surgical procedure.

 

What are the Side Effects

Most reported side effects are mild to moderate in severity and are typically resolved within a few weeks. The most frequent side effect being urinary symptoms such as frequency, urgency, discomfort during urination, or blood in the urine.

How Soon Before I See Results

Improvement for the symptoms being suffered following the procedure is gradual. Significant symptom improvement is typically seen in as soon as two weeks. Keep in mind though, that responses to the treatment vary.

Remember, Z Urology not only does Rezum® therapy, but also provide state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.