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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPHWhat is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms so it is very common. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.

The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms. 


Prostate gland enlargement varies in severity but tends to gradually worsen over time. Common symptoms include:

  • Weak urine stream
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Stopping and starting while urinating
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
  • Straining while urinating
  • Not being able to completely empty the bladder
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Formation of stones in the bladder
  • Reduced kidney function


Many individuals notice BPH symptoms. If you don’t, your physician may find prostate enlargement by performing a digital rectal examination (DRE).

Additional tests can include:

  • Urine flow study. Urinating into a device that measures how quickly the urine is flowing.
  • Cystoscopy. A small tube with a lens and light called a cystoscope is inserted through the urethra’s opening in the penis to determine the location and degree of the urethra obstruction.
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. While BPH does not cause prostate cancer, the two do have similar symptoms. This test is used to rule out cancer.


Mild cases of BPH may warrant a recommendation of no treatment and regular checkups to watch for early problems.

In cases in which the symptoms cause significant discomfort and problems, medicines may be prescribed or surgery may be recommended. Z Urology also has several non-surgical and minimally invasive options. We have the latest technologies available for the treatment of BPH that will reduce not only complications but downtime after the procedure. If surgical intervention is required we have several treatment options as well. Surgical procedures often involve removing the enlarged part of the prostate. Surgeons use transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for 90 percent of all BPH-related surgeries. Whatever severity you have of BPH, we are here to help and give you the best treatment options available! Below are some of our most utilized treatment options. 


Rezūm is a transurethral needle ablation procedure to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that can be performed in a clinic or outpatient setting. Rezūm uses the radiofrequency generated stored thermal energy in water vapor (steam) to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing symptoms such as frequency, urgency, irregular flow, weak stream, straining, and getting up at night to urinate.

Rezūm Treatment

  • Can be done in the office
  • Very short procedure time (9-second treatments)
  • Significant IPSS reduction (approaching TURP/Laser) / Qmax increase/Volume reduction of the prostate
  • Able to treat the median lobe or central zone
  • Does not require general anesthesia (Local and/or Oral Meds)
  • Relieves symptoms safely and effectively1
  • Is an alternative to BPH medications
  • Provides noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks
  • Preserves erectile and urinary functions1
  • Allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days1
  • Is considered medically necessary by Medicare and covered by most private insurance

 UroLift® System

The UroLift® System is a new, minimally invasive approach to treating BPH for patients looking for an alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. The UroLift System is a straightforward procedure that utilizes tiny implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue.


Now that you know more about the dangers of having an enlarged prostate, you’ll probably want to know more about treatment options. So what is iTind? It’s a form of treatment that has been shown to be effective in managing an enlarged prostate.

iTind stands for Temporarily Implanted Nitinol Device, and that’s essentially what it is. You should know that iTind as a form of treatment for an enlarged prostate is a minimally invasive procedure.

The entire process can take between 5-7 days, however, the results and the benefits are practically immediate.

it is designed to widen and essentially reshape the urethra in order to restore proper urinary flow. By encouraging the flow of urine by reshaping the urethra, you can effectively eliminate most of the symptoms of having an enlarged prostate.

How to Lessen/Avoid BPH Symptoms 

There is no magic cure or one straightforward answer on how to avoid getting BPH. As with most conditions staying healthy in general will help you avoid bothersome urological conditions such as BPH. 

  • Avoid liquids a few hours before bedtime or before going out
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol as these may stimulate the urge to urinate
  • Eat a low-fat diet
  • Eat a large variety of vegetables each day
  • Eat a few servings of fruit daily, and be sure to include citrus fruits
  • Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity most days of the week
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Ensure you are attending yearly checkups with your doctor which include a routine prostate exam.


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