WHO IS AT RISKAn enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men, as they get older.
SYMPTOMSThe severity of symptoms in people who have prostate gland enlargement varies, but symptoms tend to gradually worsen over time.
REQUIREMENTSThe patients are always seen by a urologist who makes the diagnosis of BPH and excludes underlying cancer.
Enlarged Prostate Treatment
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia BPH – (An enlarged prostate) is the most common noncancerous prostate problem, occurring in most men by the time they reach their 60s. Symptoms of BPH can include slow, interrupted, or weak urinary stream; urgency with leaking or dribbling; and frequent urination, especially at night.
Prostatic Artery Embolization in South Africa
Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a cutting-edge procedure performed to help improve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate without the risk of sexual side effects.The treatment uses a catheter threaded into an artery in the leg which is guided to the artery that supplies blood to the prostate.
Benign Prostate Disease
The prostate gland sits at the base of the bladder. It surrounds the urethra which is the tube that leads from the bladder, down the penis and allows urine to be evacuated. As the body ages so the prostate gland (which is made up of mainly 3 large lobes) enlarges and in doing this it tightens around the urethra causing a narrowing of the tube and making urination more difficult.
Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
BPH or benign prostate hyperplasia is simply a term used to describe the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland in men. It is a common occurrence developing in men from the age of 55 years onwards. By the age of 70, almost 80% of men suffer from symptoms related to BPH or benign prostate hyperplasia.
Frequently Asked Questions
• How painful is the PAE procedure?
• How long will it take?
• Risk and Complications
• Will PAE affect Fertility (ability to have children)?
• How much it Cost?