Millions of Men Impacted
Did you know that urologic disorders affect millions of men and can become more common as you age? Many of these conditions are chronic and can affect your quality of life. Men typically avoid talking about these conditions with friends, family or even their partners which makes it emotionally exhausting on top of being physically uncomfortable. This also contributes to these conditions being misunderstood or ignored. Learn more from the following Boston Scientific patient websites and find your solution today.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, can cause frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate. There are many treatment options available to relieve these frustrating symptoms.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.1 Because of the proximity of the rectum to the prostate, prostate radiation therapy can cause unintended damage to the rectum, but there are options available to help reduce some of these risks.
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a man’s inability to achieve or maintain an erection. ED is very common and can limit intimacy, affect self-esteem and impact relationships with partners.2 The good news is there are many treatment options available.
Incontinence, also known as bladder leakage, affects 6 million men in the U.S.3 It can cause embarrassment, feelings of depression and can severely limit a man’s quality of life. There are several types of incontinence and many treatment options are available.
1. Prostate Cancer - Patient Version. National Cancer Institute. cancer.gov/types/prostate. Accessed February 3, 2020.
2. DiMeo PJ. Psychosocial and relationship issues in men with erectile dysfunction. Urol Nurs. 2006 Dec;26(6):442-6.
3. About Incontinence—Contributing Factors—Prostate Problems in Men. The Simon Foundation for Continence. http://www.simonfoundation.org/about_incontinence_contributing_factors_prostate.html. Accessed September 13, 2016.
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As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel. Potential complications associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel include, but are not limited to: pain associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel injection; pain or discomfort associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel; needle penetration of the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; injection of SpaceOAR Hydrogel into the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; local inflammatory reactions; infection; injection of air, fluid or SpaceOAR Hydrogel intravascularly; urinary retention; rectal mucosal damage, ulcers, necrosis; bleeding; and rectal urgency. Talk to your physician so you thoroughly understand all the potential benefits and risks to see if SpaceOAR hydrogel is right for you.
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