BPH affects women too!

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Nocturia. The need to wake up to pass urine at night after going to bed. It may appear to just be an issue to men afflicted by this problem. We tend to forget the significant other who is lying next to these men with nocturia.

Nocturia due to an enlarged prostate is one of the commonest symptom of BPH (Benign prostate hypertrophy). It affects the quality of sleep resulting in poor QOL (quality of life). The patient’s spouse also ends up with poor sleep quality.

Now we know. BPH can also affect women.

There is a new minimally invasive treatment for BPH that has arrived in Singapore. It is the Urolift procedure, also known as prostatic urethral lift (PUL). It involves placing implants into the prostate gland to open up the channel so allow for good flow of urine, hence relieving LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms).

LUTS include slow urinary stream, straining at urination, sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder, frequency and urgency, nocturia. Current treatments for BPH still carries a risk of sexual dysfunction e.g. erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory disorders. Men who wish to maintain their sex life can consider Urolift.

After this uplifting experience, the couple can have a good night’s rest and yet not compromise on their sex life.

See our urologist today to discuss the treatment options for BPH.

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