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Blog Posts from 2019

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

About 25 million Americans are affected by urinary incontinence – five million of whom are men. The condition can make you feel very uncomfortable, to the point that you withhold yourself from participating in the things you enjoy. The condition presents challenges that are not just physical, but also social and emotional. Dancing, dating, playing…

How to Protect Your Prostate Health

The prostate gland is a crucial component of the male reproductive system. It is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, and it produces much of the fluid that carries sperm out of the body during ejaculation. However, the prostate is also susceptible to various diseases that can range from mild…

What Is Stress Incontinence?

Stress incontinence is an involuntary loss of urine in times of putting sudden physical stress on the body. Even from something like a sneeze, stress is forced upon the bladder sphincter, which leaks into the urethra, causing urinary leakage. This is different from urge incontinence, which occurs when the bladder contracts due to a sudden…

Symptoms and Long-Term Effects of Low Testosterone

The hormone that gives men their “manly” characteristics, such as a deep voice, facial hair and strength, testosterone also helps to regulate a man’s sex drive and production of red blood cells and sperm. By the time a man reaches his 40s, testosterone production starts to wane; by their 50s men often start to notice…

What are Some Common Prostate Problems?

The prostate is a gland that lies just below the bladder in men and surrounds the urethra (the pathway by which urine and semen leave the body). The prostate produces fluid that protects sperm. But the prostate can also become a source of problems. Learning about these common disorders can help you know what to…

How ED Can Affect Your Marriage

As men get older, erectile dysfunction (ED) can develop gradually. People generally attribute this condition to age, and age is indeed part of the reason behind it – but it can actually be due to other underlying health conditions as well. ED can be caused by hormonal imbalances, medications, and chronic health issues like diabetes….

Stress Incontinence in Men

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined as the leakage of urine after sudden pressure to the abdomen or pelvic area. The physical pressure need not be extreme, either: urine leakage may occur after simply coughing or sneezing. Here are some examples of stressors that may trigger urine leakage: Heavy lifting Coughing and sneezing Laughing Standing…

What is UroLift?

At one time men seeking treatment for an enlarged prostate could expect a regimen that included any one or combination of prescription drugs, combined with a very specific holistic diet and exercise. But now, thanks to modern medicine, men have an option to treat their enlarged prostate with a new non-invasive procedure. It’s called UroLift…

The Vasectomy Process

When a man decides he is done fathering children, the most popular method of permanent birth control is to have a vasectomy done. A vasectomy is a relatively quick operation, usually lasting only 10-30 minutes, and is performed at a doctor’s office or at a surgical center. Vasectomies are done on an outpatient basis using…

How Successful Are Vasectomies?

Over 500,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. This surgical procedure is a highly effective form of permanent contraception, with an almost 100 percent success rate in preventing pregnancy. Unlike a birth-control pill or a condom, a vasectomy is not something that you must remember. However, a vasectomy takes time to work….

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