A man’s prostate grows significantly twice in his life – once during puberty and again in his mid-twenties. During the second growth in the young adult years, the prostate grows gradually but shouldn’t cause pain. If you feel pain while urinating, you may be suffering from a prostate enlargement.
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Common Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement
Millions of men every year suffer from an enlarged prostate. If you have any of the following symptoms, contact a urology specialist today:
- Frequent urination
- Incomplete emptying
- Interrupted flow
- Trouble urinating
- Urge to urinate
- Waking up to urinate
- Weak stream
Available Treatments for Prostate Enlargement
Thankfully, there are treatments available for this issue. Depending on your medical history and specific situation, our urology specialists will advise you on any of these three options: lifestyle changes, medications, or a minimally invasive surgery.
With a lifestyle change, you will need to reduce the amount of liquid intake before bed. This will help you be able to sleep through the night and not wake up constantly to urinate. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks. One of our expert urology specialists will also advise you on how to train the bladder muscles to hold the urine.
Medication can stop the growth of your prostate and may also help your urinating issues. Our specialists recommend Tamsulosin or Dutasteride. Tamsulosin relaxes the prostate muscles and Dutasteride reduces the size of the prostate. Your specialist will know exactly which medicine will be best after your consultation.
If a lifestyle change or medication does not work, a minimally-invasive surgery may be the solution. The UroLift System lifts the prostate so the urethra is no longer blocked. With this surgery, you can say goodbye to the frustrating issues accompanying an enlarged prostate!
For more information about the UroLift System, check out our informational brochure.