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Unembarassing Bodies

Candover clinic Professors spread the word and try to break the taboo on embarrassing health issues that affect men and women. Professor Christian Phillips, consultant gynaecologist and urogynaecologist and Professor Richard Hindley, consultant urologist were invited by the University of Winchester to give a lecture about raising awareness of women’s health and men’s health issues. Professor Phillips has research interests in the effects of sport on the pelvic floor, treatments for recurrent cystitis and new vaginal laser therapy for incontinence, prolapse, vaginal laxity and symptoms of the menopause.  He is an expert in minimally invasive surgery for incontinence and prolapse. Professor Hindley has an interest in minimally invasive treatments for prostate conditions such as benign enlargement and prostate cancer. He was the first Surgeon in the UK to perform the Rezum procedure and is also an expert in prostate imaging and diagnostics. He is an advocate for male health problems. For more information on these treatments please call 01256 315010... read more

Do you suffer from prostate symptoms?

Prostate symptoms is a very common problem affecting nearly 1 in 3 of men above the age of 50, these symptoms include needing to pass urine more frequently, often during the night, needing to rush to the toilet, difficulty in starting to void, straining or taking a long time while peeing, also weak flow or feeling that your bladder has not emptied fully and less commonly is to see blood in urine or semen. These symptoms can be either due to age related enlargement of prostate or cancer prostate. PSA test and clinical examination can guide the clinician in identifying the difference between sinister cause for your symptoms or age related benign enlargement, if there are concerns; fast tract MRI prostate is the best diagnostic tool to identify the difference and this can guide targeted prostate biopsy with much higher diagnostic accuracy in comparison to the standard randomised biopsies. Once cancer is excluded managing mild prostate symptoms can start by fluid intake modification or medical therapy, however many patients may find conservative approaches not sufficient to control their symptoms, surgical treatments may be necessary in this case. This can be achieved by removing the blocking inner part of the prostate. In the Candover clinic Mr Amr Emara has mastered best technologies in this field including the Green-light laser prostate vaporisation using the latest XPS generation technology and more recently our centre was the first to introduce the new minimally invasive steam therapy for prostate enlargement (Rezūm) which was recently approved by NICE, a procedure that takes few minutes and can be performed under local anaesthetic, the patient can go... read more

Does your bladder rule your life? Botox is not just for wrinkles!

If you have a weak bladder, botox may be just one of many solutions Patients with an overactive bladder can now be offered a new treatment. Women with an overactive bladder typically have some of the following symptoms: a frequent need to pass urine, need to get up at night to pass urine urgency to pass urine leakage of urine (incontinence) If you suffer from some, or all of the above, you do not have to put up with these symptoms.  An overactive bladder is often due to excitable receptors in the bladder. There are many things that can be done.  Firstly, you can cut out all caffeinated drinks: tea, coffee, green tea, fizzy drinks and energy drinks.  This is because caffeine is a major irritant to the bladder.  Citrus fruits, tomatoes and strawberries can also irritate the bladder.  Secondly, don’t go to the toilet unless you have an urge to do so, as this can shrink your bladder capacity and make things worse.  If these measures don’t work or if you are passing blood in your urine, you need to visit your doctor.  They will test your urine for an infection and discuss other treatment options.  You may be offered a referral to a specialist. Other treatments will depend on several things such as your symptoms, other medical conditions you may have and your preference for each treatment offered.  These treatments include a variety of medications that you swallow, a patch that you apply to your skin, nerve stimulation or botox.  There isn’t one treatment that is better than another and each has their benefits and side effects. ... read more

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