An enlarged prostate, also known as BPH, is a condition many men face as they age. It affects half of men by age 60 and 70% of men over 60. The prostate is an organ in men that surrounds the urethra or the urinary tube. As it grows, it impinges or compresses the urethra and makes it difficult to urinate causing some significant, irritating symptoms.
BPH sneaks up on a lot of men, who soon realize they are having to use the restroom all the time, especially at night. Getting up once or twice, becomes three or four times.
Dr. Christopher Julian, a Urologist in Fresno, has been using a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure in the office to treat his patients with BPH. The procedure is called Rezum Water Vapor Therapy.
Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is a new solution that actually treats an enlarged prostate, not just the symptoms. Steam is injected into the prostate where it kills the excess prostate tissue. The body then reabsorbs the tissue to open the urinary tube allowing the urine to come out.
Clinical studies support that Rezum Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for BPH medications while also preserving sexual function. It helps most men see symptom improvement within a few weeks and return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.
Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is covered by most commercial and Medicare plans.
Visit Rezum.com to learn more about the procedure and find a specialist near you.
Valley Spotlight: Rezum Water Vapor Therapy