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4 Your Health: Prostate Device

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Prostate issues affect 1:4 men by the they hit 55-years-old, and it only worsens with age.
Rachel McNeil has information on a noninvasive medical device that can bring rapid relief to men who desperately need it.

"I was probably around 45 that I noticed and would have to get up more frequently at night to urinate," says patient, Gary Baker.

Baker is a rancher, who spends most of his days on a tractor adding,"You're exhausted because you haven't had the amount of sleep you need. anxiety sets in you're just irritable through the day so there are a lot of side effects."

Baker is one in nearly 40,000,000 American men who suffer from an enlarged prostate.

Dr Paul Kenworthy, Urologist said, "BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia  is really the physical enlargement of that glandular tissue of the prostate and the incidence of that enlargement causing symptoms increases with each decade of life."

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: 

  • *URGENCY TO URINATE
  • *DIFFICULTIES URINATING
  • * IMPAIRED SEXUAL FUNCTIONING
  • * (AND) FATIGUE

Left untreated, it could cause permanent kidney or bladder damage.

Baker tried the new treatment as a last ditch effort.


UROLIFT is an FDA approved, outpatient, minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny implants to relieve obstruction of the prostate. with no cutting, heating or removal of tissue as with previous treatments.

Dr. Kenworthy says, "It's literally like holding the lobes of  the prostate open like opening the curtains on center stage."

Newly released trial results show the urolift system is the only bph procedure that does not cause new symptoms of sustained sexual dysfunction..
Doctors say it is a permanent solution that should become the standard care. 
Baker is totally off his medication and he's sleeping soundly now

 Gary Baker says,"I feel great I feel great it's just a new lease on life and there's not anxiety of wondering where is the restroom out in public before I was always looking for a restroom and had to know where one was now I don't have to worry about that it's really been a life changing procedure for myself."
 

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