Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
Is urinating difficult, painful, or irregular? Diagnose and treat your BPH with the help of Dr. Dan McBride and the ED and BPH Center of North Texas.
When was the last time you were able to urinate without difficulty? If you can’t remember, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your urologist.
If you’re having trouble urinating, you’re not alone. Urination issues are common among men, especially those who are over the age of 50. As you age, your prostate gland enlarges. Due to its placement near your urethra, when your prostate increases in size, your urethra becomes obstructed. This restricts your ability to urinate, which can cause a wide range of issues.
Ready to seek relief from your urination issues? Schedule your appointment with Dr. Dan McBride and the ED and BPH Center of North Texas below, or continue reading about BPH.
What is BPH?
BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia. As explained above, BPH, which is noncancerous, occurs when your prostate increases in size and places enough pressure on your urethra that urination becomes difficult and irregular. The condition is treatable through both surgical and non-surgical procedures, explained below.
Do I have it?
BPH can be diagnosed by a urologist. A wide range of troublesome symptoms can signal that you have BPH. Symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia include:
- Painful urination
- Weak urination streams
- Burning while urinating
- Loss of bladder control
- Dribbles and leaks
- Sudden urgency to urinate
If concerned that you’re suffering from BPH based on the aforementioned symptoms, schedule your appointment with Dr. Dan McBride and the ED and BPH Center of North Texas today.
Exploring Your Options: BPH Treatments
Dr. Dan McBride is a board-certified urologist with expertise in treating BPH and erectile dysfunction. Dr. McBride will examine your condition and symptoms, and will further guide you through your treatment options if you do indeed have BPH.
Treatment options include:
The UroLift® Procedure
Performed by Dr. Dan McBride, UroLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses small implants to move your prostate away from your urethra, freeing you to urinate regularly and without the complications of BPH. Learn more about the UroLift® procedure from ED and BPH Center of North Texas here.
Several types of surgeries are available to sufferers of BPH. Procedures include Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), which removes parts of the prostate through the penis, and Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy (PVP), which utilizes lasers to remove tissues that are obstructing your urethra.
There are no medications that will resolve your enlarged prostate. However, medications are used to provide short-term relief to the symptoms experienced from BPH. These medications include Alpha Blockers (Tamsulosin, Alfuzosin, Doxazosin, Terazosin) and 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors (Finasteride, Dutasteride).
Find Long-Term Relief with Dr. Dan McBride and the ED and BPH Center of North Texas
Dr. Dan McBride provides respected and highly esteemed care and services for those with erectile dysfunction and BPH. He is an expert in BPH treatment, including performing the UroLift® procedure, and will work with you to diagnose and treat your issue, helping you to acheive long-term relief from your BPH.