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Without surgery: Heal enlarged prostate in 10 minutes
An enlarged prostate causes complaints to many men with increasing age. Pain can occur especially when urinating. Medical professionals in England have developed a new non-invasive treatment that can help patients. The procedure, which is only ten minutes long, is to be used routinely, as several English newspapers report. A jet of steam is directed into the prostate, which kills part of the tissue and causes the prostate to shrink. The new therapy can be carried out on an outpatient basis, an inpatient admission is not necessary.
In England alone, the new steam jet treatment called "Rezum" could represent new hope for over two million people affected. As the English media report, the procedure has already been tested on 150 patients and delivered remarkable results. According to media reports, early approval from the NHS is very likely. The new process is explained in more detail on the “rezum.com” website.
Rezum offers an alternative option
Professor Hashim Ahmed is a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and prostate enlargement. He offers the new minimally invasive treatment for men with benign prostate growth in London. The procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes under local anesthesia. After two to three hours, the patients can return home. The method has a very low risk of side effects such as incontinence or erectile dysfunction.
How does the new treatment work?
During the treatment, a thin plastic tube is placed over the urethra near the prose. Hot steam is injected into the prostate approximately one centimeter deep via this tube. The steam kills a certain amount of prostate tissue during cooling, which ultimately causes it to shrink. The dead tissue is disposed of by the body. The recum process was already explained in detail in the specialist journal "Urology Times" in 2017.
Benefits of recum treatment
As Professor Hashim Ahmed explains on the Rezum website, the non-invasive procedure offers a good alternative to constant drug treatment or surgery for an enlarged prostate. This should lead to noticeable improvement in symptoms within two weeks. It would just be a simple outpatient therapy that does not require general anesthesia. In addition, the sexual and urinary functions are maintained. Patients could return to their usual activities within a few days.
About prostate enlargement
Prostate enlargement is a localized enlargement of the prostate in aging adult men. It affects approximately 50 percent of men older than 50 and up to 90 percent of men older than 80. The overgrowth of prostate tissue can cause the urethra to close, blocking urine flow and causing urination problems. The complaints of prostate enlargement can have a big impact on a person's quality of life.
Reasons for the growth unclear
As the experts on the Rezum website explain, it is currently not known why the prostate in the majority of men continues to grow beyond middle age. People often complain that they have to go to the toilet more often and then feel that the bladder is not completely empty. The following symptoms can indicate an enlarged prostate at an early stage:
- Frequent toilet visits,
- weak and slow urine stream,
- Feeling of a not completely empty bladder,
- Urine flow stops and starts constantly while urinating,
- Difficulty starting urination,
- occasional loss of control of urine flow.