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Diseases 2016, 4(2), 18; doi:10.3390/diseases4020018

Positive Response to Thermobalancing Therapy Enabled by Therapeutic Device in Men with Non-Malignant Prostate Diseases: BPH and Chronic Prostatitis

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Department of Urology, Yerevan State Medical University, 9 Ezras Hasratyan St, Yerevan 0052, Armenia
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Fine Treatment, 29 Rewley Road, Oxford OX1 2RA, UK
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Academic Editor: Maurizio Battino
Received: 22 February 2016 / Revised: 12 April 2016 / Accepted: 14 April 2016 / Published: 18 April 2016
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Background: The most common types of non-malignant prostate diseases are benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and chronic prostatitis (CP). The aim of this study was to find out whether thermobalancing therapy with a physiotherapeutic device is effective for BPH and CP. Methods: During a 2.5-year period, 124 men with BPH over the age of 55 were investigated. Clinical parameters were tested twice: via the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and via ultrasound measurement of prostate volume (PV) and uroflowmetry maximum flow rate (Qmax), before and after six months of therapy. In 45 men with CP under the age of 55, the dynamics of the National Institute of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) were studied. Results: The results of the investigated index tests in men with BPH confirmed a decrease in IPSS (p < 0.001), a reduction in PV (p < 0.001), an increase in Qmax (p < 0.001), and an improvement of quality of life (QoL) (p < 0.001). NIH-CPSI scores in men with CP indicated positive dynamics. Conclusions: The observed positive changes in IPSS, PV, and Qmax in men with BPH and the improvement in NIH-CPSI-QoL in patients with CP after using a physiotherapeutic device for six months as mono-therapy, support the view that thermobalancing therapy with the device can be recommended for these patients. Furthermore, the therapeutic device is free of side effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: chronic prostatitis; CP/CPPS; chronic pelvic pain; benign prostatic hyperplasia; BPH; prostate natural treatment; therapeutic device; thermobalancing therapy; prostatic disease chronic prostatitis; CP/CPPS; chronic pelvic pain; benign prostatic hyperplasia; BPH; prostate natural treatment; therapeutic device; thermobalancing therapy; prostatic disease
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Aghajanyan, I.G.; Allen, S. Positive Response to Thermobalancing Therapy Enabled by Therapeutic Device in Men with Non-Malignant Prostate Diseases: BPH and Chronic Prostatitis. Diseases 2016, 4, 18.

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