Men in Somerset are now benefitting from a new minimally invasive treatment for benign prostate obstruction symptoms which involves shrinking the prostate gland through transurethral water vapour injection (Rezum procedure). The procedure is very quick (generally less than 20 minutes), preserves sexual and urinary function and has a more rapid recovery than the traditional procedures to remove prostate issue (such as TURP or HoLEP). Following approval of this new technology by NICE in 2018, the first patients were treated at Nuffield Taunton Health Taunton Hospital in November this year. To find out more about Rezum, please click here.More
About half of men aged 50 and over are affected by compression of the water pipe by the prostate gland, causing difficulty passing urine and disturbed sleep due to the need to pee frequently.
Each November, the charity Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. Movember encourages men to grow a moustache to provoke discussion of male health issues and raise funding for research and support for patients with prostate and testicular cancer.
More than one in five people suffer significant bladder problems such as leaking urine, disturbed sleep due to the need to pass urine or difficulty with bladder emptying. Dr Robert Jones explains more here
Thousands of new cases of kidney stones every year are caused by ignorance or denial of the need to drink three litres of water a day, according to a leading doctor.More