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Eric Prindle sits in the back of the church with his wife, Kim. He tries to pay attention, but his full bladder distracts him. He’s already gone to the restroom once since the service began, but he gets up and goes again.
Afterward, Kim suggests an evening bike ride across town, something they often enjoy doing. This time anxiety creeps in and makes him second-guess the long trip.
For three years, Eric’s constant and urgent need to urinate disrupted his life. When he reached the point of searching for a bathroom during a quick grocery trip, he decided he needed to do something.
“I just couldn’t do it anymore,” he says.
Eric scheduled an appointment to see urologist Dr. Jorge Arzola. Dr. Arzola determined that Eric was suffering from benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate.
They decided to treat Eric with aquablation, a therapy using a heat-free water jet to remove prostate tissue and offer relief to the bladder.
Three weeks after the procedure, Eric enjoyed water skiing on a family trip. He felt a sense of relief not only from making a full recovery but also from knowing his days of being tied to a restroom were over.
“It’s just unbelievable,” he says.
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