Friday, August 8, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) For Enlarged Prostate In Dogs

Researchers from the University of Bari, Italy reported success treating enlarged prostate (prostatic hyperplasia) in dogs using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF).

"In the study, researchers used PEMF on 20 dogs for three weeks, providing treatments twice a day for five minutes each. After three weeks, they reported that prostate gland size decreased by an average of 57 percent over the course of the treatment. In addition to the observed efficacy, researchers said their study showed that PEMF does not negatively impact reproductive aspects such as libido, semen quality, or testosterone, as traditional forms of therapy for BPH are sometimes known to do."

PEMF is a noninvasive method that generates both an electrical and magnetic field and is used in orthopedics, neurology, and urology. It has been reported to have an anti-inflammatory effect and increase in healing and blood circulation.

PEMF is one of the therapies I would not hesitate at all to use on my dogs.

If this treatment really proves successful, I think that's an exciting news for dogs suffering from enlarged prostate.

Source article:
New treatment for enlarged prostate successful in dogs

Further reading:
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy a promising treatment for dogs with enlarged prostates
New treatment for enlarged prostate
Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on prostate volume and vascularity in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: A pilot study in a canine model

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