For You Geezer Guys: Stuff We Don’t Talk About (Getting Old Ain’t For Sissies)

Shrinking Prostates Without Surgery | Medical News and Health Information

Georgetown Dr. James Spies, Radiologist, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, offered Simmons something new… a non-surgical procedure called prostatic artery embolization.

“We put a catheter, a very thin tube into the artery that feeds the prostate gland,” Dr. Spies explains.

Then, doctors inject tiny beads—called microspheres—in the arteries surrounding the prostate to block its blood supply.

“It decreases the size of the prostate and more importantly relieves the obstruction of urinary flow,” Dr. Spies said.

Simmons was just the second patient at Georgetown to have the procedure. The relief was immediate… and he’s even planning a 10-thousand- mile ride this summer!

I have this issue, and take finasteride for it.  Doc says it’s working, but I still trek to the john three, four times a night.  Pain in the….

Anyway, faster, please.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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