What is REZUM?

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As of my last update in September 2021, REZUM is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is the enlargement of the prostate gland in men. BPH can cause urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, weak urine flow, difficulty starting and stopping urination, and the feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.

The REZUM procedure utilizes water vapor or steam to treat the enlarged prostate tissue. During the procedure, a small device is inserted into the urethra and guided to the prostate. The device delivers controlled doses of heated water vapor to the excess prostate tissue, causing it to shrink over time. As the tissue shrinks, it relieves the pressure on the urethra, improving urinary flow and reducing BPH-related symptoms.

The advantage of REZUM is that it is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it does not require major surgery or the removal of prostate tissue. This typically results in less pain, a quicker recovery time, and fewer complications compared to traditional surgical treatments for BPH.

However, medical technologies and procedures are continually evolving, and new advancements may have occurred beyond my last update. It’s always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or urologist to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about REZUM or any other medical treatment. For more details click on following links

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