It is the genetic destiny of men, as they get older, to start to experience problems with their prostate. Half of men who have prostate problems, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), will experience bothersome symptoms.
Active surveillance, oral medication, lasers or an electric loop that burn the prostate tissue from the inside out have been historic treatments for BPH. However, steam treatment has shown great promise and is changing the way BPH is treated.
Steam treatment is a convective water therapy that shrinks the prostate. The procedure can be performed in the doctor's office and has a low risk for complications and side effects.
Dr. Tobias Kohler, a urologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses steam treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
More helpful discussion may be found at the Men’s Health Group
Learn more about benign prostatic hyperplasia.