What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland positioned beneath the bladder in men and surrounding the urethra (the structure that transports urine out of the bladder). Over the natural aging process, the prostate often grows in size. This can increase pressure on the bladder or narrow the urethra and lead to urinary incontinence, frequent urination, and urinary difficulties. Enlargement of the prostate gland is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). While BPH is common among men, its symptoms can be well-managed and treated with professional care from Kasraeian Urology.
Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian are board-certified urologists in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL who offer excellence in diagnosing and treating prostate health concerns, including benign prostatic hyperplasia. They have extensive training and experience in performing minimally invasive treatments for BPH, including UroLift® and AquaBeam® Aquablation procedures at their Jacksonville prostate center. For more on BPH diagnosis and care, schedule your in-office or telehealth consultation with one of our urologists today.
Symptoms of BPH
It's important to understand that having an enlarged prostate is not a malignant condition and does not increase the risk of prostate cancer. However, BPH can still affect your life in a number of ways, potentially causing general discomfort and leading to other health concerns. While the precise causes of benign prostatic hyperplasia are not fully defined, risk factors tend to include age, obesity, genetics, and erectile dysfunction.
We encourage you to schedule a visit at Kasraeian Urology if you have any symptoms of BPH, such as:
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty urinating
- Urinary incontinence
- A weak urine flow
- Straining during urination
- An urgent, sudden need to urinate
- The sensation of a full bladder after urinating
- Blood in your urine
How Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treated?
Treating BPH is highly recommended, as the condition can lead to urinary tract infections, bladder infections or damage, or kidney damage if left unaddressed. When BPH cannot be managed with simple lifestyle changes, such as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and the use of certain nonprescription medications, professional care may be a vital step. Kasraeian Urology offers the following treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia:
UroLift: The UroLift System can provide fast, long-term relief from BPH symptoms. With this advanced treatment, our urologists place small implants to widen and hold open the urethra, preventing enlarged prostate tissue from obstructing urine flow.
Aquablation: Dr. Ali Kasraeian has advanced expertise in using the AquaBeam Robotic System from PROCEPT to provide minimally invasive Aquablation therapy. To perform this BPH treatment, he uses a small camera to view the treatment area and employs innovative robotic technology combined with heat-free pulses of water to precisely remove enlarged tissue from the prostate gland.
Treatment for BPH Relief
If you have urinary difficulties or other symptoms of an enlarged prostate, we invite you to visit Drs. Kasraeian at our Jacksonville or Jacksonville Beach, FL locations or contact us to set-up a telemedicine consultation. Kasraeian Urology is a leading provider of BPH treatment in the Northeast Florida region. BPH treatment may be covered in part by health insurance, which can help to lower any personal costs.
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