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More than half of men over 50 will experience this condition

The sad reality that we have an ageing population, and ageing causes physiological changes to our bodies that just can’t be avoided.

One such condition is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate, affecting an estimated 50% of men aged 51 to 60, 60% of men aged 60 plus and 70% of men aged 70 or older.

It can disrupt sleep, lifestyle and activities as it causes the frustrating and confusing symptoms of feeling the need to urinate but being slow or unable to, or the need to constantly be looking out for a bathroom.

Luckily thanks to a new surgical procedure , the first of its type in Australia done at the Sydney Adventist Hospital last week, the condition can be treated without the side effects of traditional surgeries that might deter men from trying to fix the problem.

Professor Henry Woo has been a constant pioneer in bringing in new procedures to treat enlarged prostate who performed 4 of the surgeries last week and removed the 4 devices on Monday and is the only doctor in Australia trained to do the procedure. He joins John Stanley.

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