While men tend to avoid going to the doctor, it doesn't mean they're not susceptible to health issues. Just like women, the reproductive parts of the body are highly sensitive and need to be checked on routinely as prostate conditions are significant in men.
The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system, around the size of a walnut in adult males. It sits in front of the rectum, in between the bladder and penis. The prostate is responsible for secreting fluid that provides nutrients and protection to the sperm. When the penis ejaculates, the prostate squeezes fluid into the urethra and leaves the body as semen. It plays a crucial role in ejaculation.
While it plays an important role in the male body, it's highly sensitive and prone to various ailments. The most common prostate conditions are:
- Prostatitis: Inflammation of the prostate, occasionally caused by an infection. It's easily treated by antibiotics.
- Enlarged prostate: Enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), is highly common in men. More than 1 in 3 men over the age of 50 will have some symptoms of prostate enlargement. Symptoms include difficulty urinating or changes in the bladder. Having an enlarged prostate increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Prostate cancer: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. It's the most common form of cancer in men.
Treatment options are either surgical or pharmacological for these conditions, both posing their own dangerous and possible long-term side effects to the body. While green light therapy does not cure cancer, it can help support those undergoing chemotherapy or symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Green light therapy prostate treatment
For those with prostate cancer, green light therapy has proven to have a strong effect on killing cancer cells, as it's shown to shrink tumors in addition to reducing symptoms from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
However, green light therapy for enlarged prostate evaporates prostatic tissue that blocks the outlet of the bladder, virtually removing the root cause of the blockage. This minimally invasive procedure uses a cystoscope and thin, flexible fiber, inserting into the penis, up the urethra, and into the prostate. Then, a green light laser is used on the prostatic tissue, removing any obstruction.
And the benefits are significant. After the minimally invasive procedure, patients will experience the following:
- Immediate improvement of urinary symptoms
- Long-lasting treatment
- No blood loss
- Quick recovery
- Reduced risk of sexual dysfunction
While other forms of light therapy treatments exist for enlarged prostates, green light therapy has minimal risks and side effects compared. In addition, green light therapy removes more prostatic tissue in a shorter amount of time than other treatments.
Green light therapy is proving itself to be an ideal treatment option for men who want to reduce symptoms from an enlarged prostate or reduce cancer cells in the body.
Luckily, Kaiyan Medical produces MDSAP-certified and FDA-approved light therapy products and devices for your own at-home treatment or even for your patients. We've worked hard to provide solutions for both patients and healthcare practitioners, catering to various needs. Whether you're looking to private label your own light therapy devices or for home use, contact our team, as we would love to help you through your light therapy journey.