"Taking my medication wasn't a long-term solution for me. I was looking for something to replace it and solve the problem." - Joe

Joe's Story

It’s a familiar story. Sleepless nights, frequent trips to the bathroom on road trips and at restaurants. For Joe and his wife, Terry, BPH was a constant interruption to their busy lives. And when medications failed to fix his urinary troubles, Joe started to research other options. He wanted the latest and greatest that technology had to offer. That’s when he found Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy.

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Joe's Rezūm Therapy Experience

[Video Transcript]

I found out that I had BPH. My symptoms were a slow stream, and I would wake up frequently in the middle of the night. And I went to my doctor and he put me on some medication, told me I should see a urologist, which I did. And it was confirmed that I had an enlarged prostate. It got to a point where the pills really weren't working. And then one night I got up in the middle of the night to relieve myself and wasn't able to, ended up going to the emergency room and they catheterized me to relieve it. That happened three times. And after the third time, we've decided to take some decisive action about it. Taking my medication wasn't a long-term solution for me. And I was looking for something to replace it and solved the problem, so to speak. And that's why I looked for new technology in Rezūm. 
It was somewhat like going out with a toddler. You have to scout out every washroom. We would go out to dinner, and as soon as we get to the restaurant, he would excuse himself to go to the restroom. And there I would be standing with the hostess. Then usually midway through our meal he would have to go to the restroom again. And that happened for a few years. When we would travel on the road, they have to be stopping constantly. And I was getting annoyed because it would make our trip quite a bit longer. And then him getting up three and four times during the night, I knew he wasn't getting proper restful sleep. So that caused some concern on my part for him. 
I first heard of Rezūm when I was researching enlarged prostate and procedures to repair it, to fix it. And a Rezūm was one of them. The more I researched Rezūm, it was the latest and greatest technology. And I want to be part of new technology. I think technology is good. 
When I first heard about Rezūm, I looked it up on the internet, and I thought, "What?" I had never known there was another avenue to go down that didn't involve cutting and much more invasive treatment. 
My experience with the Rezūm procedure was very good. It didn't take a lot of time. It was not a lot of pain. I thought the technology was great. They showed me everything as far as the equipment that they were using and how they were going to use it. The technician from Rezūm was there to assist the doctor. I was very satisfied. After the procedure I was a little worn, a little tired. And then the next day I felt fairly good and was able to get up and get around. 
Since Joe's Rezūm procedure, we're able to spend much more quality time together, fewer interruptions, and we're just happier as a couple. The Rezūm treatment has made a very big difference in our life. 
Oh, it's been absolutely great. I find myself not going to the bathroom as frequently. My ability to sleep through the night, get a good night's rest. I'm thoroughly pleased. The Rezūm treatment has helped me resume my life. 

All treatments have inherent and associated risks. The Rezūm System is intended to relieve symptoms, obstructions, and reduce prostate tissue associated with BPH. It is indicated for men ≥ 50 years of age with a prostate volume 30cm3 ≤ 80cm3. The Rezūm System is also indicated for treatment of prostate with hyperplasia of the central zone and/or a median lobe. Potential risks include but are not limited to painful urination (dysuria), blood in the urine (hematuria), blood in the semen (hematospermia), decrease in ejaculatory volume, suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), and urinary frequency, retention or urgency. You should talk with your doctor about benefits and risks before moving forward with any treatment option.
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