As you get older, you become more vulnerable to a wide variety of medical conditions, and one common condition in men over 50 is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It's a condition in which an enlarged prostate constricts the urethra, which can cause several unpleasant urinary symptoms.

Dr. Christopher Lee, of South Jersey Urology Consultants, recently joined me to share details about a new treatment called Rezum Water Vapor Therapy:

What are the advantages of Rezum Water Vapor Therapy over other treatments, such as medication or surgery?

Medication may affect your blood pressure or sex life and might need to be taken for the rest of your life, and surgery can have permanent negative effects on your sex life. By comparison, Rezum is a natural steam treatment that takes about five minutes to produce results that last for years. There's no incisions and no general anesthesia.

How long does it take to see results? How long do they last?

Most patients start seeing results immediately, which optimal results appearing after about three months. The results last for at least 4 years, but many patients experience results that last much longer.

Is Rezum covered by insurance?

Yes, it's covered by Medicare and most commercial insurances.

To explore whether Rezum might be the right treatment for you or a loved one, visit Dr. Lee's website here or rezum.com. You also can call 856-405-0025.