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Trouble Urinating? New Technique Can Help Men with Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Men: As you age, there’s a good chance you may get up several times a night to empty your bladder. The problem is that your bladder doesn’t empty completely.  No matter how hard to you try, you can only deliver a trickle before returning to bed. In a few hours, you are up again. The process repeats itself all night.  For many men, this frustrating scenario is the result of an enlarged prostate that is squeezing the urethra, which prevents the bladder from emptying completely. When the problem is caused by a noncancerous condition, it’s called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).  Until recently, the only way to free the urethra and restore urine flow was to have a physician cut or vaporize the prostate. But this surgery can leave men with a degree of incontinence or impotence.  A new alternative that uses steam holds promise in treating BPH. Researchers developed an entirely new approach to treating BPH by using steam to kill prostate cells and shrink the prostate. The outpatient procedure is performed in about five minutes using a local anesthetic. Most men see improved urine flow in three to six weeks and dramatic improvement in three months.  Read more.

Source: Cleveland Clinic, October 20, 2017

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Prostate Operation That’s Done Via Your WRIST Can Cut Threat of Incontinence

THE PATIENT. About eight years ago, I started needing the loo frequently at night. I put up with it at first, but it gradually got worse — at one point I needed to go five or six times a night. My GP told me to avoid alcohol and caffeine as these irritate the bladder, but this didn’t make a great difference and my symptoms continued to worsen.  By last year, I was getting up for the loo in the night so often it left me feeling tired during the day.  My GP suspected I had an enlarged prostate so referred me to a urologist. A few weeks later, I underwent various tests, including one where a machine measures the speed of your urine flow.  Read more.

Source: Daily Mail, August 7, 2017

 

Anxiety: Facing Surgery and Rehabilitation

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I am a 63 year old male with incontinence, due to damage to my bladder nerve, and I also have enlarged prostate leakage. I wet in my sleep, due to my nerve damage and leak a little when awake, due to prostate enlargement.Continue reading

Prostate Problems in Men

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A man’s prostate can cause incontinence symptoms.

Although statistically men experience urinary incontinence less than women, about six million men in America do experience urinary incontinence. About 17% of men over the age of 60 experience some form of urinary incontinence. In many cases, urinary incontinence in men is caused by prostate problems, or the methods used to treat prostate problems.Continue reading