The prostate is approximately the size of a walnut and weighs about 10-12 grams. It has five lobes, anterior, posterior, medial and two lateral lobes. The medial and lateral lobes are the most prominent.
There are three main conditions that can affect the prostate which are prostatitis, prostatic cancer, and lastly benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) which is common in older men.
BPH is when the prostate gland becomes enlarged putting pressure on the urethra. This causes urination to be restricted or entirely blocked which can cause serious kidney and bladder infections.
One of the safe and effective treatments for BPH is Water Vapour Therapy (Steam).
A camera is inserted through the urethra showing the area of the prostate to be treated. Water vapour is then injected at two or three points on each lobe at 1cm intervals killing enough of the prostate tissue for it to retract relieving the symptoms.
This procedure is non-invasive and takes approximately 20 minutes. The risk of complications are extremely low causing no damage to the nerves that control continence and erection.
This differs from a surgical procedure which requires time to recuperate and may through damage to the nerves cause erectile dysfunction.
With a visit to your Specialist it can be decided if this treatment is a suitable option for you.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any further questions, we are here at your service and always happy to help.
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