What is commonly known and referred to as an “enlarged prostate” is known in our office as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH, like various other prostate problems, is common in older men. Luckily, there are a few relatively simple, in-office treatment options available for men who experience enlarged prostate symptoms. What is the prostate? The
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Pumpkin seeds and prostate health Fall is upon us, and a season staple is the pumpkin! They’re everywhere. In that spirit, we want to take the opportunity to discuss The Great Pumpkin Seed Debate. We have continuous questions regarding potential prostate supplements and ways to keep your prostate healthy. Can pumpkin seeds improve prostate
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, abbreviated as BPH, simply means enlargement of the prostate gland. While BPH is not cancer and doesn’t cause cancer, it’s always best to get checked out by your urologist if you’re experiencing any symptoms of an enlarged prostate (frequent or difficult urination) to ensure there are no other health issues present. Your
It’s probably not something you wanted to bring up at dinner with your dad on Father’s Day, but find time to encourage Dad to visit his urologist this Men’s Health Month. Visiting the urologist, especially as we age, can tell us so many things about our bodies, and even help detect and prevent different ailments. Read on to find out some great reasons to encourage Dad to visit the urologist.
It’s not easy to maintain your health as you age, but once you start, the healthy habits can stick. In your 60s, you’ll need to be aware of a few health ailments that could affect your daily living. With retirement just around the corner, you’ll want to make sure you’re feeling your best as you enjoy more leisurely tasks during these relaxing years in your life.
As you approach middle age, it’s important to keep up with healthy habits in order to maintain a healthy body. While genes play a role in our health as we age, the importance of diet and exercise should not be overlooked. In fact, it should be focused on! Read on to find the top 5 health problems for men in their 40s.
If you haven't heard of benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, chances are you will. Formerly known as prostatism, an estimated 50% of men have evidence of BPH by age 50 and 75% have it by age 80. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that can occur as men get older. It can cause bothersome urinary symptoms such as having to urinate often, urgency, difficulty starting, incomplete bladder emptying, getting up at night, and sometimes incontinence.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you need to see a urologist. The urologist can determine the level of severity and provide treatment options. Blood in your urine Even if you experience blood in your urine off and on, it signals something bad. The problem is not actually the blood in the urine.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. The good news - it’s not cancer. The bad news - you are likely to experience symptoms such as trouble urinating, needing to urinate frequently, dribbling after urination ends, or the sensation of your bladder being full even when it is empty. Fortunately