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Prostate Disease

Prostatic Artery Embolization for BPH

Prostatic Artery Embolization or PAE for men suffering from benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH is a relatively new operative procedure that shows much promise. Here at any rate is a study with very positive outcome. However be cautious. It is all very well saying for example that 95% of the men had a 30% reduction in their prostate volume.

What is PSA

PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen. It is a blood test specific to the prostate but not specific to prostate cancer and its important to remember this. Therefore the finding of a raised PSA on one test alone should not lead immediately to doing prostatic biopsies regardless of man’s age or how high the reading. A second test should be done in a month’s time to better gauge what’s happening.

Prostatic Hyperplasia

BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a universal disease that will affect ALL men if they live long enough. The incidence of this troublesome condition is age related. That is to say that about 50% of men age 50 years or so will have BPH at least to some degree. 60% of them will be affected by age 60 and 80% by age 80.

 

What are the symptoms of Prostatic Hyperplasia?

The symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia are:

Prostate disease

BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a universal disease that will affect ALL men if they live long enough. The incidence of this troublesome condition is age related. That is to say that about 50% of men age 50 years or so will have BPH at least to some degree. 60% of them will be affected by age 60 and 80% by age 80.

 

What are the symptoms of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia?

Prostate Symptoms:

PSA

It is true to say that having your PSA blood test checked could literally save your life. However it is equally true to say that PSA testing could take you on a spiral of fear and into a place where your health and indeed your life could be endangered. This is tricky country and really difficult to advise on. Its your call at the end of the day. Let me try and explain further: