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Blog Posts from 2017

Should You Treat Low Testosterone?

The answer depends on your symptoms and general health. If you experience unusual fatigue, a low sex drive or impotence (erectile dysfunction), hair loss, or depression, you should ask your doctor about getting tested for low T. Simple blood tests will inform your doctor of your testosterone levels and can help diagnose low T. Hormone…

Are UTIs Only for Women?

UTIs can be caused by bacteria that enters the urethra, the tube that connects the bladder to the outside of the body. The urethra is much shorter in a woman’s body than a man’s. Bacteria don’t have far to travel to get to the bladder, where they can cause an infection. Alternatively, the urethra itself…

What are the most common urological issues facing men?

Enlarged prostate Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, describes the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is very common among older men, affecting more than half of all men over 50, and 90% of men 80 and older. The enlarged prostate puts pressure on the urethra and may partially block urine from being excreted. Incontinence…

4 Long-Term Effects of Low T

Symptoms of low T in the short term include fatigue, hair loss, reduced sex drive, or even erectile dysfunction (ED). Testosterone plays an important part in several body systems. If your testosterone levels are low, chances are you are not going to feel great. The long-term effects of low T can have a serious impact…

Low Testosterone Myths

Low testosterone (low T) affects millions of men, especially those over age 50. Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and when there is not enough of it, you may feel fatigue, gain weight, lose hair or muscle mass, experience depression, loss of sex drive, or have erectile dysfunction. Over time, there is an increased risk…

Will a Vasectomy Make Me Impotent?

Vasectomy is a minor procedure that can simplify and enhance your sex life, by providing a permanent birth control solution. An in-office procedure that requires only mild sedation, more than 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year. But what are the risks? Is it possible that a vasectomy could make you impotent? When a urologist performs…

Is There a Cure for ED?

Loss of sexual function isn’t something most men want to think about, let alone talk about or seek help for. But with more than 30 million men in the US affected, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a reality for many. Everyone has probably seen ads for ED medication, but is there a cure? Medication, injections, pellets,…

How a Urologist Can Help Avoid a Chronic UTI

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are most commonly diagnosed in women, but many men over age 50 are at increased risk of developing this infection due to an enlarged prostate gland. Most men will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate as they age, including effects to the bladder that can cause a chronic UTI. A urologist…

Dr. Richard Natale: A Urologist Trained in the UroLift System

Most men will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate as they grow older. Some of the traditional treatments for enlarged prostate can cause side effects like increased urges to urinate, and even erectile dysfunction (ED). Fortunately, Dr. Richard Natale is a skilled urologist in the Charlotte area trained in the UroLift System, which offers lasting…

Why a Penile Implant Can Do More Than Restore a Man’s Sex Life

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common men’s health issue. Penile implants are the only permanent cure for ED. There are numerous secondary effects a man may experience as a result of ED, and the restoration of his normal sex life with the help of a penile implant can have a ripple effect to other areas….

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