Over 60% of men over 40 experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), of which a large part is due to an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH). As November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, Minze wants to increase awareness of this typical men’s health issue.
BPH is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. BPH can also cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.
One of the most widely used tests to diagnose BPH is a hospital based uroflow test. However, uroflowmetry performed in a hospital or clinic is often unreliable mainly due to patient’s inability to pee on command.
Minze Health developed “Homeflow”, a clinically validated at home use uroflowmeter, enabling BPH screening at the comfort and safety of the patient’s home. As a result, men can now have themselves tested for the possible presence of BPH, completely stress-free.