Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment at Garnet Health
If you require treatment, for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also referred to as an enlarged prostate, you’re not alone. BPH impacts millions of men, causing bothersome symptoms that can prevent you from living life to the fullest.
Garnet Health delivers a full spectrum of expertly coordinated BPH care from urologists at our centers in Orange and Sullivan Counties. We offer the advanced expertise of a specialty clinic with the patient-focused service of a local primary care center. As a Garnet Health patient, you’ll receive straightforward guidance and personalized service throughout the BPH treatment process, ensuring you can focus less on BPH symptoms and more on what’s important to you.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
The symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can vary from person to person. Common BPH symptoms include:
- A frequent or urgent need to urinate, even when the bladder is empty
- Trouble beginning urination
- Weak urine flow
- Difficulty completely emptying the bladder
BPH symptoms tend to worsen over time, so don’t delay treatment if you begin to notice any of these symptoms. If you’re unable to urinate at all, call 911 immediately.
The causes of benign prostatic hyperplasia aren’t fully understood. Some researchers theorize that the age-related decline in testosterone production may lead to an enlarged prostate, while others believe that high levels of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone are to blame. Men who have a family history of prostate conditions, are overweight or have erectile dysfunction are at an increased risk of developing BPH.
Many treatments are available for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Depending on the patient’s age, symptoms and overall health, BPH treatment may include:
- Medications to help relax bladder and prostate muscles or prevent BPH-related hormonal changes
- Minimally invasive procedures and therapies to reduce or remove excess prostate tissue, such as laser therapy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) surgery
- A watchful-waiting approach, if symptoms are mild and tolerable
Garnet Health provides specialized urology services to patients in Orange County, Sullivan County and surrounding areas.