Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate. The prostate goes through two main growth periods as a man ages. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. The second phase of growth begins around age 25 and continues during most of a man's life. As you age, your prostate may get larger. Benign prostatic hyperplasia often occurs with the second growth phase.
As the prostate enlarges, it can then squeeze down on your urethra. The bladder wall becomes thicker. Eventually, the bladder may weaken and lose the ability to empty completely, leaving some urine in the bladder. The narrowing of the urethra and urinary retention--the inability to empty the bladder completely--cause many of the problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. BPH is benign. This means it is not cancer. It does not cause nor lead to cancer. But BPH and cancer can happen at the same time. BPH is common in aging men. About half of all men between the ages of 51 and 60 have BPH. Up to 90% of men over age 80 have BPH.
MICROWAVE THERMOTHERAPY TREATMENT FOR BPH AND PROSTATITIS
Medispec’s Thermaspec is a transurethral microwave-based system designed for performing localized thermotherapy directly to the enlarged prostate. It is the only treatment available for Prostatitis other than medications and it offers a safe and effective approach for the treatment of BPH. The Thermaspec avoids the notable side-effects and risks associated with more radical treatment methods. Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostatitis (CPPS) Thermaspec offers an effective approach to the treatment of Prostatitis and BPH. It is transurethral microwave-based system (TUMT) designed for administering localized thermotherapy treatments. The Thermaspec minimizes the notable side-effects and risks of impotence and infertility associated with more radical treatment methods. Therefore, treatment with the Thermaspec is the ideal solution for sexually active, as well as high risk patients. The treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and require no anesthesia. The Thermaspec provides the physician with a cost effective and user-Friendly solution for the treatments of Prostatitis and BPH. Since its components (including the microwave applicator) are reusable, the catheter is the only disposable required. The Thermaspec is simple to operate and maintain, mobile and compact. It is appropriate for the needs of users ranging from small clinics to the urological departments of large medical centers.
- Safe and effective – rapid and precise controlled heating
- Anesthesia-free outpatient treatment
- Ideal for sexually active and high-risk patients
- Rectal probe or cooling system not required
- Simple operation and easy maintenance
- Fully computerized
- Complete monitoring and data management system