Some of the treatments for enlarged prostates have been around many years, like TURP and can cause unwanted side-effects. And medications are not very beneficial, need to be taken long-term and also can cause side-effects.
The most common and, often distressing side-effects of these treatments can be sexual dysfunction, commonly backward (retrograde) ejaculation, sometimes reduction in erection strength or orgasm enjoyment, or loss of libido (sex drive).
Because of this there has been pressure to develop newer, minimally invasive prostate treatments, that minimise the chances of developing those problems, but still help the urinary symptoms caused by the enlarged prostate.
Whilst there are a number of different treatments available, and they all are different in how well they work, how long it takes to get over the procedure, and the side-effects caused by the treatments, Rezum® water vapour therapy, and UroLift® prostatic tethers are the newest, and both show great promise as minimally-invasive treatments with good efficacy and a very low risk of side-effects.
Most patients begin to experience symptom relief in as soon as two weeks and maximum benefit will occur within 3 months.
Find out more about the Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIST) offered by Dr Love:
Dr Love also continues to offer more traditional precedures for treating Enlarged Prostates (BPH).
Dr Love and his team understand that you may be feeling nervous, anxious or embarrassed about your symptoms or condition. We want you to know that you deserve to get the treatment you need and that you can go on to live a fulfilling and satisfying life. It’s never too late.
You can call our expert team confidentially and ask any questions you may have about your symptoms, condition, treatment options and the best way forward. No obligation.
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