• 1200 treatments a year
  • Minimal risk of impotence and incontinence
  • Highly experienced medical team

    What is an enlarged prostate?

    A benign enlargement of the prostate is called a BPH: benign prostatic hyperplasia. Approximately one third of the men older than 40 have an enlarged prostate due to hormonal changes. In most men, the prostate gradually increases in size. The majority of those men does not experience this as a problem, but once they are fifty years and older, problems can arise. Because the urethra is enclosed by the prostate, it is possible that the urethra is blocked as the prostate becomes larger. The muscles of the bladder can often compensate for this for a long period of time. Complaints arise only when the prostate becomes so enlarged that the bladder muscles are no longer strong enough to force the urine through the narrowed urethra. The stream of urine is weaker and it takes longer to start the urine flow. Sometimes one feels the need to urinate, while no urine can be released.

    Vergrote prostaat
    The bladder muscle will have to "work harder" to press all the urine out of the bladder. Due to the strong resistance of the prostate, this is not always possible, and some urine will remain in the bladder. This can cause an inflammation of the bladder and can even result in kidney problems. More than 50% of men older than 50 experience urinary problems. This is a well-known symptom of an enlarged prostate and does not necessarily mean prostate cancer, as lots of men think.  

    Urinary complaints are sometimes caused by a painful prostate or an inflammation of the prostate. Other reasons for urinary complaints are a narrowing of the urethra, bladder stones or impairment of the bladder muscle. Urinary complaints are mostly an indication of a benign enlargement of the prostate. If you have urinary problems, do not ignore them for too long, but have a check-up. A benign (non-cancerous) enlargement can be treated very effectively while still in an early stage. 

    Possible symptoms:
    • Urinating becomes difficult or you can't stop it;
    • Lack of force in the urine stream
    • Frequent, short urination and only small quantities each time
    • It takes a while before you can urinate
    • A burning sensation while urinating
    • Cloudy urine or blood in the urine
    • Dribbling, some time after urination, possibly some drops in your trousers.
    • The feeling that the bladder is not completely empty
    • Having to get up a number of times at night to urinate
    Regained my mobility almost immediately after my operation. With no incontinence problem and being back to my old self....
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    Regained my mobility almost immediately after my operation. With no incontinence problem and being back to my old self. - William Hill
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      Dr. J.H. Witt, Europe's most 
          experienced daVinci-specialist

      Highly experienced medical team

      Minimal risk of impotence

      Minimal risk of incontinence

    ✓  1200 treatments a year

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