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Bara hospital has become the first public hospital offering to treat prostate gland enlargement

27th June 2022

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is now offering relief to men whose sleep is usually interrupted by the need to visit the toilet often.

A special treatment to help men suffering from noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

It's the first public hospital in the country to offer this treatment.

More than 50 percent of men over the age of 51 are believed to suffer from BPH and doctors say the treatment will help relieve the often painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

Urologist Dr Robin Friedman explains.

"It's just an uncomfortable situation and as they get older they tend to seek our help as urologists.

"It's not a treatment for prostate cancer, we're just trying to help men with their symptoms."

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