Health problems are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. This is why it’s always important to listen to your body and not ignore any symptoms you’re experiencing. This is especially true for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is very common in men over 40. In fact, up to 90% of men will
Visiting a urologist can make some people a little anxious, but urologists are doctors just like any other doctor—they’re there to help you overcome your health problems, ensure you’re healthy and live your best life. That being said, it’s best to be prepared when visiting your urologist, whether you’re going in for a regular checkup or
An overactive bladder is when there’s an issue with your bladder function that makes you feel like you need to urinate, usually suddenly and often. For some people, this change happens over time and they just learn to live with the symptoms of an overactive bladder without getting it treated; however, the symptoms can be
Stress incontinence is one of the most common types of incontinence for women. This could be due to the fact that women give birth, and therefore their pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder and urethra are more likely to be weakened. Fortunately, stress incontinence can be treated and most women are able to find relief
If you’re experiencing a low sex drive (LSD), you don’t have to live with it. Finding out the causes of your female low sex drive can help you find a solution. While female desire is made up of many factors, you can look at your biological reasons as well as your life factors that could
Low sex drive (LSD) can simultaneously affect many parts of our lives and be caused by many parts of our lives. Different stressors, medical issues, hormone changes, and other problems can all contribute to a female low sex drive. If you’re experiencing any changes in your sex drive or your partner’s sex drive, you may
Types of Prostatitis Prostatitis is, quite simply, inflammation of the prostate. This inflammation may point to an infection of the prostate, but this is not always the case. The causes of prostatitis are not quite known and some of the four subtypes of prostatitis can be difficult to diagnose. Prostatitis is not prostate cancer and
Prostate Cancer: Post-Op While there are several options for treatment when it comes to prostate cancer, surgery is unfortunately necessary in some cases. Prostate cancer surgery, which typically involves removing the prostate and any areas around the prostate found to contain cancer, is a major surgery that will require about six weeks for you to
Your prostate cancer will need to be diagnosed and given a proper stage in order to discuss treatment options with your doctor. You may decide to do one treatment, or you and your doctor may decide it’s best to combine several treatments. These treatments will be based on your specific diagnosis, your age, and any other health problems you may have. Some men find it helpful to get a second opinion to ensure they’re making the right decision about their prostate cancer treatment. What are the treatments for prostate cancer?
Preventing prostate cancer—like preventing many other diseases—requires you to tend to your overall health, not just one specific factor. Since the body functions as a whole, you’ll need to keep up with all aspects of your health to try to prevent this disease. While there are certain risk factors one cannot control such as age, family history, and race, you can still help prevent prostate cancer by making healthy life choices.