Restoring flow to bring rapid relief

The alternative to traditional treatments of benign prostatic enlargement.

Inside Health

urologyFrom the age of about 40, men will start to develop changes associated with an enlarging prostate and may suffer from symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting and a weak urine flow, urgency and incomplete bladder emptying.

An enlarged prostate, known as a benign prostatic hyperplasia (or BPH), is a condition in which the prostate changes shape and size and narrows, blocking the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder through the prostate).

Urologist Dr Shane La Bianca from Perth Urology Clinic says symptoms associated with BPH can be difficult to ignore and can interfere with living a regular, healthy life.

“Frequent urination can disrupt your sleep, as well as your partner’s, and lead to tiredness and irritability,” Dr La Bianca says.

“In older patients, it can also increase their risk of falls during the night as they get up to find the toilet.”

“Having a constant need to urinate and then not being able to pass urine properly during the day can really affect a…

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