What Causes Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

For men over 50 the risk of developing a benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate, grows every year. This condition affects over 14 million American men and can cause significant urinary complications. Access Vascular Health offers a minimally invasive benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment to reduce symptoms when they appear.

Dr. Michelle Nguyen Maneevese is a leading interventional radiology physician in Houston, TX. She specializes in non-surgical treatment for enlarged prostate conditions. If you are struggling with the symptoms of an enlarged prostate contact Access Vascular Health to schedule an appointment and see if non-surgical treatment options are right for you.

Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate swells and obstructs the movement of fluids out of the bladder. In moderate and severe cases, the enlargement of the prostate presses against the urethra and causes discomfort. Age, genetics, and testosterone levels impact the risk of developing BPH.

Though BPH is common in the United States, many men choose to ignore their symptoms. Unfortunately, this neglect can cause the condition to escalate over time and reduce their quality of life. It’s best to seek treatment for an enlarged prostate quickly once you notice symptoms.

At Access Vascular Health, Dr. Maneevese can help you identify your condition with a proper diagnosis. She will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your medical history and symptoms. You can feel confident in your recovery knowing that Dr. Maneevese has helped hundreds of patients find relief for BPH.

What Are the Common Symptoms of BPH?

Most men who struggle with BPH experience the following symptoms:

  • Frequent urge to urinate (especially at night)
  • Reduced urine flow or pain when urinating
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Accidental leaking (urine incontinence)
  • Straining while urinating

Residual side effects of BPH may also cause patients emotional distress. For example, those who suffer symptoms may have a reduced sex drive, which may impact their relationships. An enlarged prostate may also lead to other complications such as infections, kidney dysfunction, and bladder stones.

What BPH Treatment Options Are Available?

For moderate or severe cases, medication and prostatic therapy may be appropriate. Dr. Maneevese specializes in prostate artery embolization (PAE) that restricts blood flow to the prostate gland and reduces swelling. She administers this minimally invasive treatment at her clinic as an outpatient procedure so you can return home the same day.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Maneevese will review the frequency of your symptoms and your family history. Additionally, she may order a urine sample to rule out other conditions. Using this information, she will create a diagnosis and answer any questions you have about benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment options.

Dr. Maneevese may also recommend lifestyle changes to reduce the symptoms BPH. These recommendations may include stress reduction, dietary changes, and fluid consumption monitoring. Over time, these practices may reduce swelling and alleviate symptoms.

The most common treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia include:

  • Prostate artery embolization: a non-surgical treatment that blocks blood flow to problem areas.
  • Aquablation therapy: prostate tissue removal with water.
  • Laser surgery: uses a laser to vaporize prostate tissue to restore normal urination.
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) : surgically removes prostate tissue that blocks the urethra.

Schedule Treatment with Dr. Maneevese

Access Vascular Health makes seeking treatment for prostate enlargement simple. The clinic offers a relaxing environment where you can be comfortable for both your medical assessment and any procedure you undergo. Male patients trust Dr. Maneevese for her experience, careful approach to medicine, and professional communication.

Dr. Maneevese earned her M.D. through years of education and training at the University of Texas and MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has successfully completed more PAE procedures for prostate enlargement than any physician in the Southern United States making her one of the most qualified prostate treatment specialists in the nation.

Contact Dr. Maneevese at Access Vascular Health in Houston, TX to schedule a consultation and see if PAE is right for your benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms.