Prostate problems tend to cause a lot of trouble for aging adults, especially if they’re left untreated for a long time. While there are home remedies and natural treatments that could help, many doctors like those of ECCO Medical recommend minimally invasive treatments such as prostate artery embolization (PAE) to help reduce the size of the prostate when it starts to grow beyond normal comfort levels.
The way that PAE works is that your doctor will place a small catheter into the arteries that feed the prostate gland. Using a special solution that features tiny microscopic beads, the blood supply to the gland is shut down, so that prostate growth is minimized or even reversed. Although prostate artery embolization is known for its uncommonly high success rate of more than 90%, relief is usually felt only after some time and with varying degrees of success.
Still, most men will feel relief within 2-3 weeks after the procedure, and the improving condition will continue for up to 3-4 months afterwards. Once that period is over, statistics show that satisfactory relief happens in the case of more than 75% of the men who undergo the procedure. Those numbers are pretty impressive considering the fact that prostate artery embolization is not an invasive surgical procedure that would require a great deal of recovery time.