Frequent urination, urgency, a reduced stream, and straining are all signs of an enlarged prostate. While many patients are prescribed drugs to alleviate these symptoms, many report unpleasant side effects from these medications, or the treatments are insufficiently successful in alleviating the symptoms. For those who find themselves in this scenario, the Rezum treatment may be a helpful solution.
What is Rezum?
The information provided here will assist you in answering any questions you may have about the new BPH treatment.
The obstructive tissues that contribute to BPH are treated with sterile water vapor therapy. The urologist will put a tiny device into the urethra. The sterile water is then heated inside the inductive coil of this device, resulting in the release of stored thermal energy in the form of water vapor. A very tiny needle is then inserted via the urethra into the prostate tissue, where water vapor is given directly into the enlarging prostate tissue.
When the vapor comes into contact with the tissue, it condenses into a liquid state, releasing the heat energy that has been stored inside the vapor throughout its formation. This thermal energy is discharged directly against the walls of the tissue cells inside the treatment zone, resulting in cell death that is essentially rapid in nature. It takes some time for the dead tissue to be absorbed by the body’s immune system. The decrease in hyperplastic tissue volume allows for less constriction of the urethra, which results in increased urine flow.
Looking for alternative treatment for prostate cancer Hamilton? Rezum is a treatment option for patients that is less invasive in nature. When conducted using local anesthesia, the procedure takes less than a half-hour and is relatively painless. Outpatient surgery is performed in the comfort of your urologist’s office and is not a hospital procedure. In contrast to laser surgery or transurethral resection, the method does not need general anesthesia in most cases.
Rezum is a procedure that may be used to treat men with urinary outflow blockage caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in the central zone and/or a median lobe of the prostate. Furthermore, Rezum is advised to men who have chronic medical issues or are over the age of 60 and cannot have more invasive BPH operations. Contact Dynamiq Urology to see if REZUM is right for you.
If you are interested in Rezum therapy, your doctor will analyze your symptoms, general health history, and treatment objectives to help establish whether Rezum therapy is an appropriate choice for you. When medication and other nonsurgical treatments are not the most effective method of alleviating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, the usage of Rezum may have a major influence on your quality of life.