Who is affected?
Almost 90% of men over the age of 45 will have symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH) at some point in their lives.
Typical 1st Treatments
Behavioral Modifications – stopping drink fluids 4 hrs before bed
Oral Medications – Alpha Blockers and 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (These Medications can cause severe sexual side effects)
What is a Selective Arterial Prostatic Embolization or PAE?
It is a non surgical technique where the blood flow to the prostate is blocked and the prostate shrinks on its own. This is performed in an outpatient interventional radiology practice. Typically patient do not require a catheter after this procedure. This does depend on how large your prostate is.
FDA to expand indication for Merit’s Embosphere® Microspheres.
June 22, 2017 – New indication for specific prostate artery embolization. A technique that can treat a mans BPH and improve erections all at the same time.