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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called an enlarged prostate, is a condition in which the prostate grows in size. The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, that rests below your bladder and in front of your rectum, surrounding part of your urethra. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older.

What are the warning signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Early symptoms of prostate enlargement include
  • Slowness or dribbling when you pee.
  • Difficulty starting to pee.
  • Weak urine stream, or a stream that stops and starts.
  • Leaking. 
  • Sudden urgent need to pee.
  • Need to get up at night to pee.
  • Inability to completely empty your bladder.
  • Pain after ejaculating or while peeing.
  • Pee changes colour.

Know the severity of your symptoms

Risk factors

Risk factors for an enlarged prostate include
  • Age
    The chance of having an enlarged prostate and related symptoms rises after age 40.
  • Family history
    Prostate problems are more likely if there is a history of blood relatives having prostate enlargement.
  • Diabetes and heart disease
    Diabetes and heart disease might raise the risk of BPH.
  • Lifestyle
    Obesity increases the risk of BPH. Exercise can help lower the risk.

When to see a doctor

Without treatment, BPH can cause further blockage in your urethra, and your symptoms may worsen. It may also cause
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Bladder stones.
  • Blood in your pee.
  • Kidney damage

If you have problems in urinating, get medical help right away.

1. How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed?

Your doctor will review your medical history, ask questions, perform a physical examination, and advise blood and urine tests.

2. What are the treatments for enlarged prostate (BPH)?

Treatments include medicines, surgery and other procedures. The right option depends on things such as:

  • Your symptoms.
  • The size of your prostate.
  • Your age.
  • Other health problems you might have.

Our IR experts provide a minimally invasive treatment known as Prostatic Artery Embolization.

Prostatic Artery Embolization

Prostate artery Embolization is an innovative, nonsurgical treatment option for Prostrate enlargement (BPH).
During the procedure, a catheter (a narrow tube) is inserted through the groin or wrist. Specialist Doctors use imaging technology to guide the catheter into the prostate. Very tiny beads are used to restrict blood flow to the prostate and cause it to shrink. The procedure does not need anaesthesia. The Patient is mildly sedated and goes home on the same day.

PAE Benefits

  • Performed under local anaesthetic 
  • The procedure usually lasts between one and four hours. 
  • Day Care Procedure
  • Shorter recovery time 
  • Low risk of sexual side effects
  • Low risk of urinary incontinence 
  • Shorter urinary catheterization time (may be avoided completely) 
  • Decreased discomfort 
  • The Patient can return to work and normal activities in less than two weeks.

How Do I Know If A Prostate Artery Embolisation Procedure Is Right For Me?

This nonsurgical treatment is for :
  • Men with symptoms such as frequent urination or an inability to empty the bladder.
  • Men who have tried medication for six months or more without relief of symptoms or if medications caused significant side effects.
  • The Patient has been screened for prostate cancer risk.
  • Men who have tried other therapies and want or need to avoid more invasive surgery.

An examination by our experts will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

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