What is Prostatitis?

Several urological problems are common today. However, that doesn’t make them familiar to the average person. Here, we discuss one of them, prostatitis, a problem that affects millions of men each year. Prostatitis, simply put, is inflammation of the prostate. This inflammation can result from infection or trauma. Bacterial prostatitis is an infection that develops…

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Urinary Incontinence: Is it Time to Get Treatment?

Thousands of people each year start to notice an unwanted change: the accidental leakage of urine. This condition is what we call urinary incontinence. However, this is a blanket term. There are several different types of urinary incontinence. This is important to know because the symptoms and remedies may vary slightly between them. Common Types…

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Your Guide to Kidney Stones

Kidney stones. This is a medical condition that is similar to having a root canal. You may have never had either but have heard enough about them that you know you’d prefer not to. According to some studies, this may be possible. To know how to reduce your risk of getting kidney stones, it helps…

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What You Need to Know About Passing Kidney Stones

Statistics suggest that one in 10 Americans develops kidney stones at some point. If that person happened to be you, you might want to know a few things. First, you may want to know why you’ve developed a kidney stone. Most people also want to know what to do to get rid of the formation.…

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Strategies for Living Well with Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is a type of incontinence in which physical activity or movement causes the accidental leakage of urine. Often affecting women, stress urinary incontinence may occur when exercising, lifting heavy objects, laughing, sneezing, or coughing. Any activity or movement that puts pressure and stress on the bladder could cause urine leakage. Inside the…

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The Many Myths of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is an uncomfortable subject for many men and one that has far too many myths surrounding it. One might think that the development of the internet would provide more clarity on this important men’s health issue but the fact is there continues to be a lot of false information regarding ED out there.…

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BPH Influenced by Several Factors

BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common condition for which there are no clear answers. Experts have yet to discover a distinct cause for enlargement of the prostate but they have established that several factors may influence the development or worsening of this condition. As is usually the case, some of these factors are…

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Robotic Surgery Seems to be Here to Stay

The area of surgery, like most of medicine, has evolved quite a bit over the years. Many of the procedures that used to require significant incisions and a lengthy recovery period are now performed using robotic surgical techniques. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally-invasive surgery that involves a robotic device that is operated by…

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Is the Keto Diet the Magic Key to Sexual Health?

We hear quite a lot about the ketogenic diet these days. Recently, 16 celebrities, including Tim Tebow and Al Roker, were featured in a People magazine article touting the fad diet. On the other hand, some health experts and celebrity trainers call Keto one of the worst diet protocols around. Outside of the controversy, there…

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What if a Vasectomy Reversal Fails?

Thanks to several improvements in surgical techniques in recent years, the success rates of vasectomy reversal have never been better. Generally, between 40 and 90 percent of men who undergo this procedure regain fertility without much delay. This rate is somewhat dependent on factors such as the surgeon’s experience and the length of time that…

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