Erectile Dysfunction: What Really Works?

According to studies, consumers pay billions of dollars each year on erectile dysfunction drugs. The most well-known, Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra, may work for some but not for others. Research suggests that ED drugs have a failure rate of 30 to 40%. Additionally, these drugs have side effects that, for some men, are a turn-off.…

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What is a Cystoscopy?

Most people give very little thought to urological health. Urinating is a natural mechanical function of the body that we do from the time we are born. Rarely do abnormalities occur and, when they do, they are usually temporary. If you are experiencing abnormal urological symptoms, you can benefit from seeing a urologist. Sometimes this…

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Are You Considering Labiaplasty? Here’s What Your Recovery May Entail!

In recent years, we have come to recognize just how important vaginal rejuvenation is to women’s overall well-being. The effects of aging, motherhood, and genetics can have a profound effect on a woman’s physical nature. The vaginal canal and external pieces of tissue called the labia can also respond to hormonal changes. Many women experience…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness is Next Month

Each September in North America, physicians and various organizations revisit the necessity to understand the risks and prevention strategies for prostate cancer. We are taking this time to share important information with our patients so those who may need to be screened or treated know how to advocate for themselves. Here, we discuss some of…

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Signs that Men Need to See a Urologist

It is normal for people to see their dentist, primary doctor, and eye doctor regularly. These healthcare providers ensure that teeth, eyes, and the body are in good general health. But what if something isn’t quite right in a particular part of the body? What is a person to do? The urinary and sexual health…

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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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