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Taking Charge: What to do After a BPH Diagnosis

BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is common in as many as 50-60% of men in their sixties. The odds increase with age. But just because it is common, doesn’t mean that men have to cope. At ECCO, it’s our belief that there are options to BPH treatment and that there are a few simple ways for men to take charge of their health.

Become Your Own BPH Advocate

It may be cliché, but it’s true: knowledge is power. Understanding the condition and all of the treatment options is critical when it comes to making the best health decisions. BPH, in its most simple explanation, occurs when the prostate becomes enlarged which can cause difficulties in urination. In addition to other symptoms that can severely impact one’s quality of life:

  • Weak or interrupted urination
  • Difficulty starting or controlling urination
  • Sudden, urgent needs to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination, especially at night

Struggling with these symptoms? Click here to take a quiz that can help you best determine next steps.

BPH facts
Courtesy of “Advanced Urology Associates”

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Talk to Your Doctor

The relationship between you and your doctor is one of the most important relationships in your life, especially as you age. Never be afraid to tell your doctor everything that is happening. Your quality of life is worth fighting for. If BPH is disrupting your day to day, make sure to keep talking to your doctor until you are both comfortable with a treatment plan. If you have a diagnosis and would like to schedule a consult with us, give us a call. We’re happy to talk.

Ask Questions

Need some help with this? We’ve got you covered. Some frequently asked questions include:

  • What causes BPH?
  • How common is BPH?
  • What can I do if I’m having BPH symptoms?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Can you explain why you choose PAE to treat BPH?

For more, click here.

“Feature Image” courtesy of  ©Merit Medical-used with permission.

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