An estimated one-third of all men older than 50 years old will develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Thus, it is one of the most commonly-occurring afflictions in men today.
However, BPH is easily treated. If you are exhibiting symptoms of BPH, our team can offer you certified treatments and solutions to restore your comfort in a comfortable outpatient setting.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when a man’s prostate continues to grow, thus pushing up against his bladder wall and urethra. Consequently, the patient experiences difficulty urinating.
It is important to note that BPH is not cancerous, nor does it cause cancer. In some cases, however, cancer and BPH may occur simultaneously. Otherwise, untreated BPH may lead to kidney damage or blood in the urinary tract.
Men experiencing BPH may exhibit the following symptoms:
● Slow urinary streams
● Frequent urination
● Sudden urination urges
● Pain during or after urination
● Changes in urine color and scent
● And more
Generally speaking, as men’s prostates continue to grow, most men are at risk for developing BPH.
That being said, some men may be more at risk—
● As they age
● If their family has a history of BPH
● If they are overweight
● If they lead a sedentary lifestyle
● If they have erectile dysfunction
Prostatic Artery Embolization, or PAE, is a new and revolutionary method for treating BPH.
PAE is a non-surgical procedure that requires only a pinhole in the skin. The interventional radiologist will insert a catheter into a blood vessel, positioning it into the arteries that supply blood to the prostate. Once in place, the small particles are injected through the catheter which blocks blood flow to the prostate gland, causing it to shrink in size.
Consequently, the patient should experience relief from their symptoms within days of their PAE
PAE has many advantages compared to other urologic procedures for BPH:
● PAE is nonsurgical and FDA-approved
● Nothing is inserted through the penis
● No hospital stay is necessary
● No sexual side effects