Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment with New Physiotherapeutic Device

Urol J. 2015 Nov 14;12(5):2371-6.


Purpose: Thermobalancing therapy, provided by Therapeutic Device, which contains a natural thermoelement, and is applied topically in the projection ofthe prostate,was aimed to improve blood circulation in the affected organ. We evaluated the effectiveness of new Therapeutic Device for the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Materials and methods: We performed a clinical non-randomized controlled trial before and after 6-month treatment. Therapeutic Device was administered to 124 patients with BPH as mono-therapy. The dynamic of the patients' condition was assessed by the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), ultrasound measurement of prostate volume (PV) and uroflowmetry. The control-group comprised 124 men who did not receive any treatment. The IPSS score, maximum flow rate (Qmax), and PV were compared between the groups.

Results: Baseline evaluation (pre-treatment) for both groups were comparable to each other with no clinically significant difference regarding age, IPSS score, Qmax and PV volume. Overall, thermobalancing therapy resulted in significant improvements from baseline to endpoint in IPSS (P = .001), IPSS storage and voiding subscores (both P = .001), and IPSS quality of life index (QoL) (P = .001) compared with control group. Moreover, comparison of parameters after 6 months treatment showed that thermobalancing therapy also improved the Qmax (P = .001), and PV (P = .001).

Conclusion: Two years clinical trial demonstrated that thermobalancing therapy administered for 6 months provides a marked improvement in patients presenting with symptomatic BPH not only on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) but also in QoL and Qmax. Thus urologists should be aware about thermobalancing therapy as a non-invasive physiotherapeutic treatment option for treatment of BPH.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced / instrumentation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation
  • Prostate / blood supply*
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / complications
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / diagnostic imaging
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / therapy*
  • Prostatism / etiology
  • Prostatism / physiopathology
  • Quality of Life
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urodynamics