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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...