Understand Your Family’s Medical History for National Family Health History Day You can probably name several different countries that your recent ancestors originated from, but are you familiar with your family’s health history? Knowing the health and medical history of your relatives can identify patterns of diseases and illnesses that you might not have
We love those bean-shaped blood filters because they do so much for you! Kidneys aren't the most glamorous organs in the body. But, there are several reasons why you should appreciate your kidneys and the difficult job they do. These bean-shaped urinary system organs sit opposite each other, each one about the size of a
Having a supportive partner before, during and after vasectomy surgery makes a difference! A vasectomy is a simple surgery during which the small tubes in a man’s scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off so that sperm cannot leave the body. It is a simple, safe, and effective surgical procedure but nonetheless, a
10 Frequently Asked Questions Men Have About Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer is a serious matter. The American Cancer Society estimates 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer in the United States for 2018, and 400 of those will result in death. Every 24 hours, 24 men will be diagnosed with, and one man will die of
What doctors refer to as “nephrolithiasis”, you might know as kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard mineral based masses that typically form in the kidneys or urinary tract and cause an immense amount of pain. About 90% of stones can be treated to pass through the system on their own, but some are too large
Active surveillance is one of the 6 viable treatment options for men with prostate cancer who do not undergo immediate radical treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Cancer of the prostate often grows slowly; therefore active surveillance is used as a strategy to manage early stage, low risk prostate cancer, without taking immediate
Urinary tract infections are one of the most common infections among individuals, especially women. UTIs are responsible for more than 8.1 million visits to physicians’ offices per year and about five percent of all visits to primary care physicians. Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one symptomatic
Peyronie's disease is caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis, making it curve upward or to the side, causing discomfort and penile deformity.
Stress urinary incontinence is typically seen when women laugh, cough, sneeze, lift something heavy, or engage in strenuous physical activity, such as running. In its most severe form, stress incontinence may even occur with movements as small as rolling over in bed or standing up.
Many byproducts of what you eat and drink are directly excreted into the urinary tract. If your diet consists of foods or drinks that are known bladder irritants, your OAB symptoms may become worse. So take precaution and avoid these foods and beverages that may irritate the bladder: