Category Archives: About BPH

What is the PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen Test?

June 21, 2013

PSA stands for Prostate-Specific Antigen which is a protein secreted by the prostate. The PSA test measures the volume of PSA in the bloodstream and helps the physician determine whether or not their patient may have signs of prostate cancer. Originally conceived as a test to measure the progress of patients who already had prostate cancer, the test, in conjunction with a digital rectal exam or DRE, was also approved for men who showed no signs of prostate cancer. Today, … Continue reading

Urologix Appearing on The Balancing Act Airing on Lifetime

May 29, 2013

Urologix is very proud to announce that we will be appearing on The Balancing Act, airing on Lifetime this June 4th and again on June 11th. As part of our dedication to the men and loved ones affected by BPH, we teamed up with Lifetime to discuss BPH as a disease and the benefits and risks of various therapies including our own in-office minimally invasive treatments. Urologix physician proctor, Dr. Robert Pugach will appear alongside a Cooled ThermoTherapyTM patient to … Continue reading

Herbal Supplements in the Treatment of BPH

May 18, 2013

Herbal therapy for BPH, also known as complementary medicine, has been promoted as an alternative to traditional BPH therapies. Because most of these therapies are promoted as natural over-the-counter remedies, they are often seen as a low-risk option. Following are some considerations to make as you decide whether an herbal remedy is right for your particular condition: The purity and content of these therapies are not strictly regulated, leaving room for additives or other impurities that can compromise the product.1 … Continue reading

Can Diet and Exercise Affect BPH?

May 2, 2013

One reality of BPH and its treatment is that we really don’t have a complete picture of its causes. As a result, clear preventative measures have not been defined…yet. What we do know is, for most men, certain lifestyles or lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of BPH. One such lifestyle consideration may be diet and exercise – the ultimate goal being losing excess weight.1

What is Nocturia?

April 22, 2013

Nocturia is a condition in which people wake up to urinate more than once at night. Nocturia can happen to just about anyone for varied reasons including pregnancy, a multitude of illnesses or even just drinking too much liquid before bed. In men, nocturia is a very common and very disruptive symptom of BPH or enlarged prostate. Because the prostate is enlarged, additional pressure is put on the urethra – the tube through which urine flows from the bladder and … Continue reading

The Importance of Early BPH Detection

April 4, 2013

The exact cause of BPH is still largely unknown; however we do know that a staggering number of men are affected by this bothersome condition. Treatment options for an enlarged prostate are many and varied, but as the disease progresses, fewer and fewer options may remain available to slow its progress. BPH symptoms do not always match the severity of the condition itself. Some men with enlarged prostate will only experience mild symptoms, while others may show more severe signs … Continue reading

Questions To Ask Your Doctor About BPH

March 2, 2013

BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), or enlarged prostate, is very common. In fact, about 32 million men worldwide experience moderate to severe symptoms of enlarged prostate.  By the age of 50, 50% of men will feel the effects of BPH. By the age of 80, 80% of men will have BPH symptoms.1  Unfortunately, it cannot be prevented. However, patients now have more options for the treatment and management of BPH than at any time in the past. Their first line of … Continue reading