What Is Prostate Artery Embolization?

prostate artery embolizationAs a man, getting older means paying closer attention to your prostate’s health. For some men, the prostate is uncomfortable to talk about given its location. But it is important to get your prostate checked to ensure that there is nothing wrong. If you are experiencing urinary problems, this may be a sign that you have an enlarged prostate. There is no need to worry, as there are plenty of treatment options that you can utilize to free yourself from these urinary problems. Some men turn to prostate artery embolization to help address the issues that they are experiencing with their prostate. In this blog, we will go over what prostate artery embolization is and if you can benefit from it.

Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a modern procedure that helps men with urinary problems that they may be facing because of an enlarged prostate. It is a widely used treatment method because it doesn’t have any sexual side effects or risks. Urinary problems can be embarrassing to deal with. But it’s important to know that PAE has a high success rate and can be an avenue for you to alleviate yourself from these symptoms.

How Is It Performed? 

PAE Is performed by using a catheter and inserting it through a small puncture in the groin. From there, the catheter is inserted into the artery that is directed towards the prostate, and particles are injected into the artery. These particles work to block the passageway, resulting in a prostate that reduces in size and swelling. This alleviates the pressure that was being exerted from being swollen.

What Are the Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate?

  • Dripping at the end of urination
  • Trouble urinating or complete inability to urinate
  • Unable to empty your bladder
  • Needing to urinate multiple times per night
  • Pain with urination or bloody urine

Get Treated With Us 

If you are struggling with urinary problems from an enlarged prostate, the Metropolitan Vascular Institute is here to help. The providers are the Metropolitan Vascular Institute have the experience and expertise to provide you with world-class treatments for your issues. Contact us at (301) 374-8540 or visit us online at teammvi.net to schedule your consultation.

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