Enlarged Prostate Treatment – Serving Albert Lea, MN

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition that usually occurs in men over 50. It is characterized by an enlarged prostate that is not cancerous. BPH can lead to discomfort and impact your daily life. The good news is that advances in modern medicine now offer revolutionary treatment options, like the UroLift® System, for real, lasting relief. Contact Mason City Clinic to get your prostate health back on track. 

Enlarged Prostate – An Overview

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland situated below the bladder in men. When enlarged due to BPH, it can lead to the compression of the urethra. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate may include weak urine flow, frequent urination, difficulty starting and stopping urination, and the sensation of incomplete bladder emptying. 

If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to our team at Mason City Clinic. We will evaluate your unique needs and discuss your treatment options. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care in a safe and confidential environment.

What Are Treatments for BPH? 

Traditionally, treatment options for enlarged prostate have included lifestyle changes, medications, and surgical intervention. Mason City Clinic is also pleased to bring you the revolutionary UroLIFT® System, the only BPH treatment that does not require cutting, heating, or the removal of any prostate tissue.

Lifestyle Changes:

People with BPH can often relieve mild symptoms by making simple lifestyle changes. These include limiting caffeine and alcohol consumption and reducing liquid consumption for a few hours before sleep. Many men find exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles helpful, as well as working with a medical professional to train the bladder to hold more urine for longer. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight may also provide symptom relief. 

Medications for Enlarged Prostate: 

In cases where urinary symptoms persist or worsen, we may prescribe medications to manage an enlarged prostate. Commonly prescribed medications include alpha-blockers, which relax the muscles around the prostate and bladder neck, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, which work by reducing the size of the prostate gland. These medications provide relief by improving urine flow and reducing symptoms of BPH. 

Minimally Invasive Procedures and Surgery:

In more severe cases, you may require minimally invasive procedures or surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. These may include transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laser therapy, or water vapor therapy, which all aim to alleviate unwanted symptoms by removing or reducing excess prostate tissues. These interventions usually improve urinary flow and reduce the need for frequent urination. 

UroLift® System:

While many BPH treatment options are effective, they may involve significant recovery time and potential side effects. Recent advances in medical technology offer the UroLift® System, a promising solution for men seeking a less invasive approach to address their enlarged prostate symptoms. 

The innovative BPH treatment involves placing small implants to hold the enlarged prostate tissues apart, effectively opening the obstructed urethra and providing fast and reliable symptom relief. We typically perform the procedure on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, without the need for cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue. Treating BPH with the UroLift® System ensures a quicker recovery time and minimal side effects compared to traditional surgical treatments.

We invite you to listen to this podcast by our board-certified urologist Dr. Steven Thoma to learn more about your different BPH solutions. 

Enlarged Prostate Treatment Near Me Serving Albert Lea, MN

If you’re looking for a safe and effective solution for an enlarged prostate, your search stops here. Your trusted team at Mason City Clinic will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the least invasive treatment option for prompt, lasting relief. Call us to schedule your appointment or request one online today. 

We proudly serve patients in Iowa Falls, Charles City, Hampton, Algona, New Hampton, Waverly, Clarion, Osage, Cresco, Emmetsburg, Albert Lea, and the surrounding communities.

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