Understand More About Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)

Men's Health Minster Vein Specialist

Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is a simple, non-surgical way to treat an enlarged prostate, which is also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). It is a great option for those who don’t want to undergo traditional surgery, PAE being less invasive and having a shorter recovery time.

Here’s a checklist of what you need to know about Prostatic Artery Embolization:

  • Works by injecting tiny particles into the arteries that feed the prostate, which stops the blood supply to the gland, causing it to shrink. This helps alleviate symptoms like frequent urination, weak urine stream, and difficulty urinating.
  • It is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional surgical treatments for enlarged prostate because it is less invasive and requires only local anesthesia. You can go home the same day!
  • Most patients see significant improvement in symptoms within just a few weeks of having Prostatic Artery Embolization. It has a high success rate and fewer complications than traditional surgeries.
  • Some potential side effects of PAE include temporary difficulty urinating, blood in urine, or discomfort in the pelvic area. However, these side effects are usually mild and short-lived.
  • Not everyone is a good candidate for Prostatic Artery Embolization. Your doctor will need to evaluate you to determine if it’s a good option for you.

If you’re experiencing enlarged prostate symptoms, talk to your Munster vein specialist to see if Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) might be the right choice for you.



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