Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Sioux Falls, SD
There are different treatment options available depending on the severity of your symptoms. In some cases, medications can help manage BPH symptoms but other times the symptoms become more severe and can interrupt your daily activities. When medications no longer help and symptoms start to cause more issues in your day to day life, it may be time to consider other treatment options.
The urologists at Urology Specialists have experience diagnosing complex conditions involving enlarged prostate and will evaluate your symptoms to provide a treatment plan that works best for you. Our clinic has access to the latest diagnostic testing, including urodynamic and pressure-flow studies, cystoscopy, and ultrasound. There is a wide range of treatment options available for enlarged prostate, including medication, minimally invasive therapies, and surgery. The best treatment option depends on several factors, including the size of your prostate, your age, your overall health, and the amount of discomfort you are experiencing. Treatment options available with our Urologists include medications, Prostatic urethral Lift with UroLift, transurethral water vapor therapy with Rezum, Laser Therapy of the prostate, Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and simple prostatectomy. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the urinary symptoms you are experiencing to allow you to have the greatest quality of life possible. Our team will explain the range of treatments available and help you choose the best approach based on your symptoms.
Urology Specialists conveniently serve South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. To learn more about your treatment options for an enlarged prostate, schedule an appointment by calling our main office at (605) 336-0635.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 42 million men in the US1 and over 660 million aging men worldwide.2.3 Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.2 While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms. If left untreated, BPH can lead to permanent bladder damage.4
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
Symptoms of BPH can cause loss of productivity, depression, and decreased quality of life.7
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.8
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire. Sharing this information with your physician will help them understand the severity of your symptoms.
Even watchful waiting has its risks. Bladder outlet obstruction could result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated4
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- Vuichoud, Can J Urol 2015
- Speakman, BJUI International 2014
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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Schedule an Enlarged Prostate Consultation
If you're experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate in the Sioux Falls area, contact the Urology Specialists today by calling (605) 336-0635. Our urologists are board-certified by the American Board of Urology and have extensive experience helping men who struggle with BPH symptoms find relief. We have offices in Sioux Falls, Madison, Ortonville, Brookings, Worthington, Marshall, Parkston, Rock Valley, Hendricks, Huron, Mitchell, Sibley, Pipestone, Rock Rapids, Luverne, and Sheldon.