Rezum Water Vapor
Rezum water vapor is the best therapy for prostatic hyperplasia.
We have a better prognosis with Rezum water vapor.
What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?
BPH is the most common prostate problem in men especially at the age of 50 and over. It is a condition in which the prostate, a gland of normal volume 18 to 20g and which has the role of secreting a liquid that accompanies the sperm to nourish it, grows in size in the transitional zone.
BPH is also called benign prostatic enlargement and affects the urinary system; on the other hand, the congestion of the prostate does not cause urinary problems because it is located in the peripheral zone.
Having BPH does not seem to increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, but a man who has BPH may have undetected cancer at the same time.
To help detect prostate cancer in its early stages, a prostate screening is recommended every year for men from the age of 50. If the man has a family history of prostate cancer, the screening should be done at age 40. Screening tests for prostate cancer must be accompanied by a blood test for a substance called prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and the digital rectal exam (DRE).
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In BPH, the prostate gland surrounds the urethra or the enlargement of the prostate can lead to the blockage of the urethra so you can develop urinary problems: difficulty urinating, low stream of urine, frequent urination at night, constant need to urinate, dark reddish urine, weak lower limbs, back pain…
-digital rectal exam: the doctor inserts a finger into the rectum to check the volume of your prostate.
-urine test: to cancel the diagnosis of a urine infection that has similar symptoms.
-blood test to cancel a kidney problem.
-Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test: PSA is a substance produced in your prostate; there is an increase in the rate of PSA in the case of BPH.
And a cystoscopy is recommended to look into the bladder.
The first step and decision are to take a drug.
The options include:
-Alpha-blockers: These medications relax bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate, so the patient can urinate without any problem. But the alpha-blockers can cause a delayed ejaculation (the seminal fluid goes back into the bladder).
-Medications that reduce the volume of the prostate but cause erectile dysfunction.
-Medications for erectile dysfunction (Cialis): these drugs given every day can also cause relaxation of the muscles of the bladder.
Medication may not have a good prognosis for life, sometimes it may last for 6 months.
-Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP): This operation is usually performed under general anesthesia, a surgeon passes an instrument called a resectoscope through the opening of the penis and into the urethra and rises towards the prostate to remove the excess prostate tissue. But the disadvantage is that the patient who takes anticoagulants must stop them before the operation, and this surgery causes a problem in ejaculation.
– Rezum water vapor: recently approved by the FDA in 2015, makes it possible to perform a prostate surgery in 5 minutes while preserving ejaculation and sexual function.
This operation consists of throwing steam through an instrument into the enlarged area of the prostate; the vapor carries energy that will be diffused into the molecules which will be killed and discarded by the immune system.
It lasts 5 to 10 minutes under local anesthesia and the number of vapor ejection depends on the volume of the prostate.
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Benefits of water vapor therapy :
– The procedure doesn’t cause complications, you do not have to stay in the hospital.
-return to daily activities in a few days.
-improvement of symptoms after 2 weeks.
-symptoms continue to improve for up to 3 months.
-a good prognosis of up to 15 years.
-this procedure doesn’t cause sexual dysfunctions.
After this operation, the doctor can give an antibiotic for a few days to prevent infection.
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