Hospiten Lanzarote, now offers steam therapy to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).
First published on November 1st 2021 in the Gazette Life magazine.
Dr. Ricardo Bernardez, urologist at Hospiten, states that this is a new technique with great advantages for the patient, allowing treatment to be carried out on an outpatient basis and maintaining the patient’s sexual function.
BPH affects half of the male population from the age of 50 on, increasing to almost 100% from the age of 80 on. This is not a prostate cancer, but it significantly affects quality of life due to the increase in the frequency and urgency of the need to urinate. So, if left untreated, benign prostate hyperplasia may lead to urinary tract infections, bladder or kidney damage or incontinence.
The new technique consists of administering small amounts of water vapour to the enlarged prostate. This occurs under sedation, in one visit after which the patient can go home. The steam destroys the cells causing the blockage, reducing the overall size of the prostate, relieving the symptoms and eliminating with the problem.
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