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7 Causes of Painful & Burning Urination in Men

December 12th, 2018|Men's Health, Urology|

We can learn a lot about our bodies based on the waste we excrete. Often times an uncomfortable or messy bowel movement provides insight as to something may be wrong with your digestive tract. The [...]

Food and Diet Tips to Prevent Kidney Stones

December 12th, 2018|Kidney Stones|

Kidney stones affect one in ten people over the course of a lifetime, and can even occur multiple times. Recent studies have shown that kidney stone rates are on the rise across the US, particularly [...]

What to Know About Low Testosterone

December 12th, 2018|Men's Health, Testosterone|

What is Testosterone? Testosterone (T) is a hormone produced by the human body. Mainly produced by men in the testicles, testosterone affects a man's appearance and sexual development. Testosterone is also responsible for the stimulation [...]

Advantages of GAINSWave Technology Over Other ED Treatments

December 12th, 2018|Men's Health|

GAINSWave Quick Facts GAINSWave is a proven protocol for men that utilizes low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to improve sexual performance. When applied to the soft tissue of male genitalia, shockwave therapy promotes the repair of [...]

The Latest News in Prostate Cancer Treatments

December 12th, 2018|Men's Health, Prostate Cancer|

In the past few decades, cancer studies have made incredible strides towards treating and curing this devastating disease. With an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, about 164,690 [...]

What Do Urologist Oncologists Treat?

November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

While urology is the study of disease in male and female urinary tracts and oncology deals with the treatment of cancer - a urologist oncologist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in [...]

5 Warning Signs for Kidney Cancer

November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Kidney cancer begins when healthy cells in one or both kidneys change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a renal cortical tumor. Tumors can be malignant, meaning cancerous, or benign, a tumor [...]

Understanding Common Urology Exams

August 13th, 2018|Urology|

Any medical procedure can be difficult to understand if you’re not a trained professional. Medical terms, long words, and confusing diagnoses can seem overwhelming, especially in the field of urology, but exams are easy to [...]

When to See a Urologist

August 13th, 2018|Urology|

When it comes to urology, it’s all too often that patients put off seeing a urologist until a minor problem becomes a more serious condition. In order to prevent this, it’s important to be educated [...]

How to Maintain a Healthy Urinary System

August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Everything that enters your body must eventually be filtered out. If it wasn’t, the body’s internal organs could face serious complications. Thanks to the urinary system, all ingested food and liquid can be successfully excreted [...]

4 Ways to Prevent Urinary Incontinence

August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

You have probably heard the commercials about “leaky bladders,” but what does that mean? Understanding what the problem is is key to properly addressing any medical issue. Simply put, urinary incontinence is the loss of [...]

A Crash Course on The Urinary System

August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Urinary Tracts - we all have them, but few of us know how they actually work. The question of how liquids are absorbed and released by our bodies is complex and sometimes confusing. To help [...]

8 Tips for Relieving Kidney Stone Pain

August 7th, 2018|Kidney Stones|

If you have intense back pain just below the ribcage or have recently experienced painful pinkish-red urination, you may be suffering from kidney stones. Kidney stones occur when hard mineral deposits stick to acid salts [...]

What Are the Survival Rates for Bladder Cancer Patients?

August 7th, 2018|Bladder Cancer|

Cancer survival rates will provide you with a percentage of individuals who are still living after their initial diagnosis. These statistics include patients who received treatment in an effort to cure the cancer in their [...]

How Does Caffeine Affect the Urinary Tract?

August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Caffeine is a popular stimulant that is consumed on an everyday basis by people all over the world. It may be the only thing that helps you up in the morning, but did you ever [...]

How Does Cancer Become Metastatic?

August 7th, 2018|Cancer|

Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people and families each year. With estimated diagnoses surpassing 1.5 million for 2018, this disease has a great potential to affect someone you know and love. Because [...]

What is the Difference Between Acute and Reflux Urinary Incontinence?

August 7th, 2018|Men's Health|

Urinary incontinence is the medical term for the accidental leakage of urine. Though many shy away from discussing this topic, there is no shame in having what some would call a “leaky bladder.” Urinary incontinence can [...]

What Medications Can Lower Testosterone Levels?

August 6th, 2018|Testosterone|

Image via Pexels Avoid These Medications to Improve Testosterone Levels  A testosterone deficiency can occur in males for a variety of reasons. Typically, testosterone levels are low and inconsistent when a male has a disease [...]

How Does a Vasectomy Reversal Work?

August 6th, 2018|Vasectomy|

Image via Pexels What a Vasectomy Reversal is Really Like  Some men who undergo a vasectomy may never think they will someday undergo a vasectomy reversal to undo the process. However, life is unpredictable—and it [...]

When Does Fertility Decline in Men and Women?

August 6th, 2018|Men's Health|

Often serving as a barrier, age, unfortunately, affects most of the things we do in life. Being old enough to drive, legally drink, rent a car and buy a home are some of the things [...]

Can Drugs Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

August 6th, 2018|Men's Health|

Although most people are unaware, many medicines and recreational drugs can affect a man's arousal and sexual performance. Indeed, even medication prescribed to you by doctors may have an effect on impotence. This may sound [...]

What You Need to Know About Penile Augmentation

February 8th, 2018|Men's Health|

Penile augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that increases the size and length of the penis. Receiving this remedial enhancement is a consideration for one of many personal or medical reasons by providing a permanent benefit [...]

Can Fruit Juice Fight Against UTIs?

November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Image via Pixabay Why You Should Be Drinking More Fruit Juice Daily There’s no denying the major benefits of drinking freshly squeezed fruit juice on a regular basis, between the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants each [...]

What Causes Acute Bacterial Prostatitis?

November 30th, 2017|Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis|

Image via Pixabay Understanding Acute Bacterial Prostatitis and Its Main Causes There are many types of conditions only males are able to acquire, based on their particular body parts and organs only they have. Acute [...]

How do I Choose the Right Urologist Near Me?

October 3rd, 2017|Men's Health|

In most cases, you head to see a urologist because your primary care physician recommended you get special attention for whatever condition you may have. Your urologist will be able to assist and make decisions [...]

Vasectomies vs. Tubal Ligation: Weighing the Pros and Cons

June 26th, 2017|Men's Health, Vasectomy|

When you and your partner decide that a permanent method of birth control is the next step in your relationship, you will need to fully research your options. For men, a vasectomy is often the [...]

5 Shocking Ways to Increase Your Testosterone Levels

June 26th, 2017|Men's Health, Testosterone|

Testosterone is the hormone most associated with being “manly” or being a man. It increases male sex drive and muscle growth, and helps you feel better overall as a man. If you don’t have a [...]

Can Energy Drinks Cause Kidney Stones?

May 11th, 2017|Kidney Stones|

There have not been many health benefits linked to drinking energy drinks, and they have increasingly become more common. Large amounts of caffeine and sugar that make up an energy drink can possibly have negative [...]

5 Myths About Having a Vasectomy

May 11th, 2017|Male Fertility, Men's Health, Vasectomy|

A vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control that prevents the release of sperm from a man when he ejaculates. This is possible because during the vasectomy procedure, the vas deferens from each testicle [...]

Radiation Therapy For Anal Cancer

April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Radiation therapy for anal cancer is an increasingly popular treatment method, especially since there are different types of radiation choices. In general, radiation therapy, whether internally or externally, uses a beam of high-energy rays to [...]

How to Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

April 27th, 2017|Bladder Cancer, Cancer|

When there is a growth of abnormal cells in the bladder, and tumors form and grow together, it causes bladder cancer. The scary part about bladder cancer is that there is no definitive cause for [...]

5 Prostate Cancer-Causing Foods to Avoid

March 29th, 2017|Men's Health, Prostate Cancer|

A significant diet change is not usually welcomed, but when your health and wellbeing are at stake, the adjustment can be pretty easy to make. When it comes to your prostate – a small gland [...]

How to Prevent Male Infertility

March 29th, 2017|Male Fertility, Men's Health|

Image via Flickr The Tell-All Guide to Staying Fertile for Men Infertility may be commonly associated with women, but men can certainly struggle with infertility as well. In fact, 40 percent of men are infertile. [...]

10 Risk Factors for Kidney Cancer

January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Although many people believe the contrary, risk factors are not a direct cause of cancer. What risk factors do is they influence the development of cancer. Another note about risk factors is that some people [...]

How to Get Tested for Prostate Cancer

January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It doesn’t matter whether you live a healthy lifestyle or not, many doctors will still recommend prostate cancer screening once you are in your 50’s. If you have any sort of risk factors associated with [...]

8 Ways Hematuria Occurs

January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Image via Pixabay What is Hematuria? Hematuria is simply defined as the presence of blood in the urine. The occurrence of blood in the urine can be very alarming and cause for great concern. [...]

5 Steps to Combat Male Infertility

January 3rd, 2017|Men's Health|

  Image via Flickr How to Boost Male Fertility in 5 Steps When deciding you are ready to start a family, nothing is more disappointing than the discovery that you are currently unable to conceive. [...]

Benefits of HIFU Treatment for Prostate Cancer

December 8th, 2016|High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound|

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) has growingly become one of the most popular treatments for prostate cancer. As a treatment used for the ablation of prostate tissue, it has recently gotten approval from the FDA. [...]

7 Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

December 8th, 2016|Men's Health|

While erectile dysfunction is much more common amongst older men, it can happen to men of any age. ED by itself may not be as serious or dangerous as it may seem, but the dangerous [...]

How Tobacco Increases Your Risk of Bladder Cancer

November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  Image via Shutterstock The biggest risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking tobacco. Tobacco, such as cigarettes, contains carcinogenic chemicals that cause cancer. The longer you smoke cigarettes the higher the likelihood that you [...]

Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  Image via Shutterstock Kidney stones occur when hard deposits of mineral and acid salts stick together in concentrated urine. They are most painful when passing through the urinary tract. It is extremely rare but [...]

Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Erectile Dysfunction

October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Image via Pexels What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is essential for the growth and development of strong bones in your body and helps cells all over your body communicate. It is commonly referred to [...]

5 Things to Know About Low T

October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  Image via Pexels Do you feel tired, depressed and a lack of sex drive? You may be suffering from low testosterone. Testosterone is one of the main sex hormones that boosts sexual desire, sperm [...]

Signs You Are a Good Candidate For a Vasectomy

August 29th, 2016|Men's Health|

A vasectomy is a common procedure that serves as a permanent form of birth control for men. If you are considering a vasectomy, here are some signs you are more than likely a good candidate [...]

PSA Rise After Surgery: What Happens Next?

August 9th, 2016|Cancer|

The word “cancer” is never something anyone wants to hear. Fortunately, most cases of prostate cancer are treatable when caught early on. Following a prostatectomy surgery, most men do not experience recurrence. However, what happens [...]

HIFU for Improved Quality of Life

July 26th, 2016|High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, Men's Health|

How HIFU is Changing the way Prostate Cancer Treatment is Approached HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a revolutionary prostate cancer treatment now available in the United States. After decades of success in Europe and [...]

Why Men Should be Concerned About the Zika Virus This Summer

July 15th, 2016|Men's Health|

  Image via Wiki Commons The Zika virus is hard to ignore in the news cycle. Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquito bites. The CDC has issued [...]

Younger Men More Frequently Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer

July 9th, 2016|Cancer|

Testicular cancer is not talked about as much as prostate cancer, as prostate cancer is much more common. However, testicular cancer is having an impact – especially on younger men. The average age of someone [...]