A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, which is very common in older men, was recommended by the NHS
It becomes prostate artery embolization called. And it blocks a portion of the blood supply to the prostate with tiny synthetic pearls, causing the annoying tissue to shrink and die off.
Officials say that there is good evidence that non-invasive treatment works.
And it can save men from surgery and side effects such as impotence.
More than a third of men over age 50 have an enlarged prostate, which can make it difficult for them to pass urine.
Drugs or surgery may help, but the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says men should now be offered another treatment option.
PAE can be performed on a day-to-day basis under local anesthesia, which means that patients can go home shortly thereafter without hospitalization, in contrast to conventional prostate surgery.
Doctors insert a small tube into an artery in the groin that can be inserted into the small blood vessels of the prostate gland.
About 20 centers in the UK have already offered treatment as part of a study [1
" I hope with NICE's recommendations published today that more centers will be able to introduce PAE services in the not-too-distant future. "
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The prostate is part of the repro of a man's senior system, and his job is to make the fluid to carry and nourish sperm.
An enlarged prostate – known as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) – is very common, especially when men get older and do not always need to be treated.
Left untreated, it can prevent emptying of the bladder, which means you have to go to the bathroom more often or make an effort to administer urine.
In the long term, this could potentially cause other problems such as urinary infections or bladder or kidney damage.