Prostate Progress

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Dr Melanie -

NICE, the Na­tional In­sti­tute for Health and Care Ex­cel­lence, looks set to ap­prove prostate artery em­boli­sa­tion (PAE) for NHS treat­ment of be­nign prostate en­large­ment. This con­di­tion af­fects around one in three older men, caus­ing fre­quent day/night uri­na­tion (as can prostate cancer). PAE uses a lo­cal anaes­thetic and X-rays to guide tiny par­ti­cles into the prostate and block its blood sup­ply, so that tis­sues shrink and uri­na­tion im­proves with­out af­fect­ing fer­til­ity or sex­ual func­tion.

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