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Making too many pit stops? It may be time to consult your urologist


Making too many pit stops? It may be time to consult your urologist

As a professional driver in the Bay Area, Christopher Taylor, 74, is constantly on the road. Unfortunately, his rides were often interrupted by unplanned bathroom breaks. When Christopher noticed that these frequent pit stops were disrupting his routes, he decided it was time to make a change. 

Frequent urination can be a symptom of an enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate. As the prostate enlarges, it can press on and even block the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms. In addition to frequent urination, these symptoms may include feeling an urgent need to urinate, difficulty in starting urination, straining to urinate, weak urine flow, and burning or pain during urination.1,2 BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, but it can significantly impact a man’s quality of life and alter daily routines.3 

Christopher first noticed urinary symptoms more than a decade ago, and eventually, they started to impact his job. His frequent trips to the bathroom became so predictable that he had to plan ahead. “I knew all the restroom stops on my routes with clients – whether a gas station or coffee shop – they became a part of my routine,” he said.

There are many men like Christopher experiencing the disruptive symptoms of BPH. In fact, more than 42 million men in the U.S. have BPH.4

After suffering from symptoms for several years, Christopher was motivated to find an answer. One of his clients is a founder of the company that invented the UroLift® System, now the most commonly performed minimally invasive BPH procedure in the U.S.4 He referred Christopher to a local urologist who evaluated Christopher’s condition. Together, Christopher and his doctor agreed that the UroLift® System was the best choice for treating his BPH.

“I couldn’t be happier with my results,” said Christopher. “The UroLift® System procedure helped reduce the number of pit stops I had to make during my drives. The procedure was simple and has completely changed how I go about my day. I sleep much better and go to the bathroom less often at night,” he added.

Now, Christopher has more control over his daily routes for clients and doesn’t stress about having to make pit stops along the way. He was so impressed with his results that he signed on to become a UroLift® System Ambassador, a network of volunteer patients available to share their journey with BPH with others.*

Curious for more info? You can learn more by speaking with a UroLift® System Ambassador who can answer any questions you may have about why they chose the UroLift® System as their treatment option. To connect with an Ambassador, [visit UroLift.com/Ambassador.]

Indicated for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate up to 100 cc in men 45 years or older. As with any medical procedure, individual results may vary. Most common side effects are temporary and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate, and/or the inability to control the urge.5 Rare side effects, including bleeding and infection, may lead to a serious outcome and may require intervention. Speak with your doctor to determine if you may be a candidate.

Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

 

*UroLift® System Patient Ambassadors share their personal experience—they do not provide medical advice. Individual results may vary.

  1. Rosenberg, Int J Clin Pract 2007
  2. Vuichoud, Can J Urol 2015
  3. Speakman, BJUI 2014
  4. S. 2022 estimates based on U.S. Market Model 2022-24 (5-17-22 FINAL), which is in part based on Symphony Health PatientSource® 2018-21, as is and with no representations/warranties, including accuracy or completeness.
  5. Roehrborn, J Urology 2013

 

Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, UroLift, and the UroLift logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

 

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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