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Traitement de l'hyperplasie bénigne de la prostate pour les hommes canadiens

About Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

Welcome to BPH Canada. We are a Canadian BPH treatment centre focused on less invasive therapies for benign prostate hyperplasia. Our team, including leading Montreal urologist Dr. Kevin Zorn, is here to answer your questions about BPH and its treatments.

Prostate Enlargement & BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland. BPH is a common condition as men get older. The prostate is a small gland that starts out about the size of a walnut. As men age, the gland becomes enlarged.

About half of men with the condition have no symptoms other than the change in size. For others, urinary and sexual issues can result, including impeding urine flow, leading to bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.

You can do a lot to take care of yourself and give your body what it needs. Still, as you get older, your body changes in ways you can’t always control. For most men, one of those changes is that the prostate gets bigger.

In this condition, the enlarged prostate enlarges may compress the urethra (the tube that carries urine and semen from the bladder through the penis) causing problems urinating. BPH can cause various urinary symptoms, known collectively as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

BPH isn’t prostate cancer and doesn’t make you more likely to get it.

It’s a common condition, and there are a lot of treatments for it, from lifestyle changes to medication to surgery. Your doctor can help you choose the best care based on your age, health, and how the condition affects you.

minimally invasive treatment for an enlarged prostate

Doctors aren’t sure exactly what makes this happen. Some think it may have to do with normal hormonal changes as you age, but it’s not clear.

BPH is considered a normal condition of male ageing. The exact cause is unknown and for some men poses no problem. For others, treatment will be required.

Contributing factors can include:

  • Family history of BPH
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Erectile dysfunction

The symptoms of BPH are often very mild at first, but they become more serious if they aren’t treated.

Symptoms can include trouble with urination, a weak urine stream, and not feeling empty after urination. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, MIST (Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies) options, surgical procedures, or medications.

Common symptoms are:

  • Inability to completely empty the bladder
  • A need to urinate two or more times per night
  • Incontinence
  • Straining to urinate
  • Sudden urge to urinate
  • Weak urine stream
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Painful urination
  • Blood in the urine

As the prostate enlarges, it can partially block the flow of urine from the bladder, causing urine to back up in the bladder. This can increase the frequency of urination and potentially cause urinary tract or kidney problems.

The doctor will review your symptoms and medical history. A rectal examination will be needed for the doctor to assess the size of the prostate.

Diagnostic and assessment tests may include:

  • Urinalysis (urine test)
  • Ultrasound of the prostate (volume, dimensions, calcifications)
  • Measuring urine left in the bladder after urinating
  • Cystoscopy to look at the urethra or bladder with a scope
  • Urocuff pressure flow study
  • Urodynamic pressure to test pressure in the bladder during urinating

Treatments for an Enlarged Prostate in Canada

Request an appointment now for a consultation with our doctor. No medical referral is needed, and you can get access within days.

Minimally Invasive BPH Therapy

Minimally invasive (MIST) therapies can provide symptom relief with low risk or downtime.


Water vapour therapy to shrink the prostate without surgery.


Innovative temporary implant for rapid and long-term relief of BPH symptoms.


Open the urethra without the need for cutting, heating or removing prostate tissue.

Surgical Treatment for BPH

These surgical treatments require no cutting and are performed via a catheter tube.


Surgical removal of excess prostate tissue via the urethra, without incisions.

GreenLight Laser

Laser powered vaporization of excess prostate via the urethra.


Laser cutting and removal of larger amounts of prostate tissue via the urethra.


Robot guided removal of prostate tissue via the urethra, with a water jet.

Medications to Treat BPH

Some medicines ease the symptoms of BPH by calming the muscles in the bladder and prostate. Others stop prostate growth and shrink the size of the prostate.
  • Alpha Blockers
  • 5-Alfa Reductase inhibitors
  • PDE-5 Inhibitors
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Is BPH Hurting Your Quality of Life?

Tired of waking up at all hours to empty your bladder? Always looking for a place to “go” the minute you get where you’re going?

It can get worse over time.

The fact is, as symptoms increase, BPH can interfere with your day-to-day life.

  • It can disrupt your sleep. Making you tired and cranky.
  • BPH can hurt or impact the quality of your work.
  • Damage your confidence and self-esteem.
  • And put a damper on your sex drive.

Potential impacts include:

  • The need to restrict/limit fluid intake
  • Exhaustion from lack of sleep
  • Anxiety and embarrassment
  • Challenges with sex life
  • Limiting activities like travel and sports

If you have symptoms of BPH, please contact your doctor for an assessment, or go ahead and get in touch with BPH Canada for more information on treatment options.

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