BPH 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 are highly trained in diagnosing and providing treatment to help manage symptoms of BPH. ur doctors will evaluate your symptoms and experiences and provide a treatment plan that works best for you.
Urology Specialists conveniently serve South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. To learn more about your treatment options for BPH, 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 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. 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 such as:
- 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
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.2
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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