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Product Spotlight: Urolift

The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland located in front of the rectum, just below the bladder. The gland actually wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen from the bladder to the outside of the body. It is part of a man’s sex organs, which also include the penis, scrotum, and testicles. The prostate is important, as its fluid mixed with semen is important for a man’s ability to fertilize a woman’s egg and father a child. As a man ages, the prostate tends to grows larger. However, if your prostate becomes too large, it can cause several health issues.

What is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate): BPH is very common in older men. It means your prostate is enlarged but not cancerous. Treatments for BPH include:

  • Medications to help shrink the prostate or relax muscles near your prostate to ease symptoms.
  •  Surgery may also be recommended to help shrink the prostate and help urine flow.

What is Urolift, and how can it help BPH?

The UroLift® System treatment is a minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate, or BPH, that lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities.

How Does Urolift work?

The UroLift System treatment is a straightforward procedure that is performed by your urologist. The urologist places tiny implants to hold the prostate lobes apart, like open curtains on a window, to relieve compression on the urethra. This allows urine to flow normally again, reducing the frequent urges to go. The UroLift System treatment can be done in the physician’s office under local anesthesia. The UroLift System is an alternative for patients looking for something other than drug therapy or more invasive surgery.

To see if you may be a candidate for the Urolift treatment, call Dr. Natale of Charlotte Men’s Health at (704) 786-5131 or request an appointment online.

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