Rezum Water Vapor
Rezum water vapor is the best therapy for prostatic hyperplasia in the Middle East.
We have a better prognosis with Rezum water vapor.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland in men especially at the age of 50 and over.
BPH 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.
Symptoms of BPH include:
- Waking up at night several times to urinate.
- Not being able to control starting and stopping of urination.
- Feeling like your bladder is not really empty.
- Having a weak urine stream that may start and stop and may dribble at the end.
- Feeling pain or burning while urinating.
– 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 the 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.
– Pelvic ultrasound to check the prostate size
And a cystoscopy is recommended to look into the bladder.
The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including the size of your prostate, your age, your general health, the gravity of your symptoms.
-Alpha-blockers, medications that reduce the volume of the prostate, and medications for erectile dysfunction.
Medication may not have a good prognosis for life, sometimes it may last for 6 months.
Surgical therapy is required when: the symptoms are severe, the medication is not efficient, and you have urinary tract obstruction or kidney problems.
– Laser therapy: This type of procedure uses laser light technology to heat up the bloodstream and vaporize the overpopulated cells around the prostate gland; your doctor inserts a scope through the tip of your penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra), and a laser passed through the scope delivers energy that removes excess tissue that is blocking the urine flow. The most important advantage of this procedure is that it can be performed even if the patient is taking blood thinners; because stop those medications can expose the patient to risks.
-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: To minimize the risk during and after the operation a new operation called Rezum Water Vapor has been approved in 2015.
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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