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Tips for Preventing a UTI Sep 8th, 2020

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are bacterial infections that develop in your urinary tract —  somewhere in your urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. UTIs are pretty common, but they can be very painful. Anyone can get a UTI, but women are more likely than men to suffer recurring UTIs. In fact,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 18th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

A Look at the Different Types of Female Urinary Incontinence Aug 18th, 2020

Do you suffer from urinary incontinence? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. An estimated 50% of women experience incontinence, or involuntary urine leakage, during their lives.  It’s a common medical problem, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t embarrassing. Worrying about involuntary leakage can make you put your life...

Which Penile Prosthesis Implant is Right For Me? Jul 16th, 2020

About one-third of men are living with erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition that makes it difficult or impossible to get an erection that’s strong enough for sexual intercourse. It’s a very common condition — but one that can be embarrassing to discuss with your doctor. ED can severely impact your...

Telltale Signs You Have a Kidney Stone Jun 22nd, 2020

Most people have two kidneys located behind their abdominal organs along the middle of their back. The purpose of your kidneys is to filter blood and send any waste that’s collected into your urine. Sometimes, these waste products (usually salts or minerals) build up and form small, hard deposits called...

Does a Vasectomy Hurt? May 15th, 2020

About 500,000 American men opt to have a vasectomy every year. It’s a safe and effective procedure that permanently separates sperm from semen, essentially eliminating the chances that you’ll father a child. During a vasectomy, the tubes that transport sperm to your scrotum are cut. That means your semen won’t...

5 Tips for Preventing Kidney Stones Apr 22nd, 2020

Have you ever had a kidney stone? If the answer is yes, chances are high that you’ll develop more. In fact, about 50% of people with kidney stones get another within seven years — unless they start taking preventive measures. Kidney stones are mineral deposits that develop in your kidneys....

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Penile Prosthesis Implants But Had No one to Ask Mar 12th, 2020

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition that can affect your confidence, your sex life, and your relationship. It can happen to any man, but it gets more common with age. When you have ED, it’s difficult to achieve or sustain an erection that’s strong enough for sexual intercourse. Chronic...

When Should Prostate Cancer be Treated? Feb 14th, 2020

One in nine men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, and it’s the second most common type of cancer in men. A cancer diagnosis can be intimidating, but today’s advancements in medical technology mean that it’s treatable.  Your prostate is a small gland located in your pelvic area. It’s...

Female Urinary Incontinence: It's More Common Than You Think — But We Have Solutions Jan 9th, 2020

Even a little issue with your urinary tract can create a big problem for your quality of life. When you’re living with urinary incontinence — or unplanned urine leakage — it can turn your day upside down in an instant. A sneeze, a cough, or even a laugh can cause...

What is the Success Rate for a Vasectomy Reversal? Dec 23rd, 2019

Did you have a vasectomy because you thought you didn’t want to have any more children, or maybe none at all? Then change your mind? You’re not alone. While a vasectomy is considered a permanent sterilization procedure, it can, in fact, be reversed. Between 6-10% of men who’ve had vasectomies...

5 Signs You Could Be Suffering from a Testosterone Deficiency Nov 20th, 2019

Low testosterone levels, or Low-T, can decrease your enjoyment of many activities, sex included. If you think your level may be low, it’s time to see a qualified urologist who can test it and help you make adjustments to get your energy and enthusiasm for life back. At Advanced Urology...

Eczema Linked to High Risk for Impotence Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that men with eczema may be exposed to a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED)? A new study involving 4,000 Taiwanese men with ED problems suggests the connection between impotence and this allergic skin condition. Researchers advocate that doctors pay special attention to sexual complaints. Dr. Donald...

Atkins-Type Diet Programs Oct 7th, 2019

An Atkins-type diet is a high-protein nutrition regimen. In the past, there were concerns regarding its damaging effects on the kidneys. But in a new study, researchers found no noticeable harm in healthy patients’ kidneys. “There has been concern for decades about possible damaging effects of high-protein diets on the...

Cranberries Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infection Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that drinking cranberry juice regularly can help prevent urinary tract infection (UTI)? A review of past studies confirms this. In addition, cranberry products seem to be especially beneficial for women with recurrent UTIs. Researchers, however, are not sure how cranberry juice and capsules work or whether they...

Kidney Stone Cases Double as Obesity Rates Increase Oct 7th, 2019

According to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, kidney stone cases among Americans has doubled since 1994 and it is most likely due to the obesity epidemic. Approximately one in 11 Americans now have kidney stone problems compared to 1994’s ratio of one in every 20. Lead researcher...

Iced Tea Increases Kidney Stone Risk Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that people who drink iced tea may be at a greater risk of developing kidney stones? A new study from Loyola University Medical Center researchers revealed that high levels of oxalate, a chemical found in the popular drink during summertime, could trigger the formation of small mineral-and-salt...

Study Reveals No Link between Painkillers and Enlarged Prostate Oct 7th, 2019

Contrary to recent studies, a new research finds no evidence linking painkillers to enlarged prostate. Studies in the past linked benign prostatic hyperplasia (the medical term for enlarged prostate) with the regular use of NSAIDs—non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that include painkillers like naproxen, ibuprofen and aspirin. These findings were published in...

Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that men with prostate cancer now have four treatment options? According to Simeon Margolis, MD, PhD, of Yahoo! Health, there’s “watchful waiting, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation and implantation of radioactive seeds” to the prostate. Of the four treatment options, which among them is the best? Watchful...

What Causes Stress Incontinence? Oct 7th, 2019

One may call it an “accident” in adults. Stress incontinence is an inconvenient event when urine leaks uncontrollably, resulting from extra pressure put on the bladder. This usually happens when performing strenuous physical activity, forceful coughing or passionate laughing. According to Amy S. D. Lee, MS, WHCRNP, in her article...

Men with Impotence More Likely to Have Migraines Oct 7th, 2019

According to researchers from Taiwan, men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) are more likely to also have migraines. Compared to men with no sexual disorder, males with ED are 63 percent more prone to severe headaches. Dr. Chao-Yuan Huang of National Taiwan University’s College of Medicine made the...

Diabetes Drug Could Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that people suffering from type 2 diabetes tend to put themselves at a higher risk for bladder cancer if they take pioglitazone—a drug used to control blood sugar? According to a Canadian study, taking this anti-diabetes med may put people at double the risk. “We believe physicians,...

Does Vasectomy Reversal Work? Oct 7th, 2019

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that involves closing the male’s vas deferens so that semen will no longer be released. Virtually at a 100 percent effective birth control rate, vasectomy is much like tubal ligation in women, wherein her tubes are “tied” so that her eggs can no longer travel...

What is Vasectomy? Oct 7th, 2019

There are only two birth control options available to men: condoms and vasectomy. While condoms are barrier devices that prevent the sperm from going into the woman’s body, vasectomy is a surgical procedure aimed at closing the vas deferens – a narrow tube that transports sperm from the male’s testes,...

What is Prostatitis? Oct 7th, 2019

Prostatitis is a condition described as an inflammation and infection of the prostate glands. Around 5 percent to 10 percent of prostatitis cases are caused by bacteria. However, this condition is not a risk factor for developing prostate cancer. A man’s disease, prostatitis affects virtually all ages. The US National...

What is Interstitial Cystitis? Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that over 4 million people in the US are suffering from a condition known as interstitial cystitis? Also known as painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis is a painful disorder described as a long-term inflammation of the bladder wall. This condition is usually misdiagnosed as UTI (urinary tract...

What is Urinary Incontinence or, Overactive Bladder? Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that urinary incontinence is a frustrating problem that affects over 13 million people in the US? This condition, described as having an overactive bladder or simply the loss of bladder control, equally affects both men and women. However, urinary incontinence is twice as common in women. In...

What are Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections? Oct 7th, 2019

Did you know that children suffering from recurrent UTIs (urinary tract infections) aren’t faced with a higher risk of developing chronic kidney problems in the future? As long as there are no structural abnormalities found in the child’s kidney after his first UTI, there’s nothing to be worried about, says...