Diagnosed with BPE? There is something you can do about it.

Diagnosed with BPE? There is something you can do about it.

Have you been diagnosed with benign prostate enlargement (BPE)? Is it negatively affecting your quality of life? While an enlarged prostate is a very common occurrence as you get older, related symptoms can be treated or, depending on your health state, significantly reduced.
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What are common BPE treatment options?

Treatment options

There are medications available for BPE, but their effectiveness varies and many of them present potential side effects. Other options exist. Which option is right for you? It all depends on the amount of discomfort you’re in, your age, health, the size of your prostate and your post-procedure expectations.

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Water vapour therapy

Water vapour therapy

Medication or surgery aren't always the best suited option to you. An alternative, non-invasive treatment is water vapour therapy This therapy works by delivering very small amounts of steam to the enlarged prostate. It damages the cells causing obstruction and reduces the overall size of the prostate with the aim of relieving symptoms of BPE.

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Laser therapy

Laser therapy

This procedure uses the power of a laser to remove excess prostate tissue and restore your natural urine flow. More than one million men have been treated with this procedure.1

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Other options

Other options

In addition to treatments such as water vapour therapy and laser therapy, there are a number of methods for relieving the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement (BPE).

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