Going to see a urologist might seem like a big deal, but when it’s time, it’s time. Don’t delay, do not pass go, do not collect … well, you know the rest. In all seriousness, there are some clear red flags that it’s time to see a urologist and here they are.
Life does not have to revolve around finding a bathroom due to your overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms, nor do you need to give up when meds don’t work. There are options. What’s next when oral medications are no longer working for your overactive bladder?
Although most cancers are diagnosed via a biopsy, a prostate cancer diagnosis relies on some screening tests early in the process before a final diagnosis is made. So exactly what are the steps and how is prostate cancer diagnosed?
The way our culture looks at aging has changed in the last several decades. We no longer think of all seniors as sitting in a rocking chair. Now we see our older relatives traveling and enjoying all that life has to offer. Likewise, bladder leakage, although common, is not a normal part of aging. Let’s learn some facts.
Smoking is an “equal opportunity offender.” It is just as deadly for women as it is for men when it comes to bladder cancer. Regardless of gender, one of the most important risk factors for developing bladder cancer is smoking. Let’s learn more specifics about the link between smoking and bladder cancer.
How does prostate cancer spread? One way this occurs is when early treatments for prostate cancer don’t work, allowing cancer to spread, usually slowly. The cancer cells sometimes survive inside the prostate gland and can spread further to other areas of the body.
You have probably seen any number of ads on the television and online about low T. They seem to indicate that this is a growing national problem and all men should begin taking medication to correct their testosterone deficiency and become more “manly men.” It might be time to slow down this growing snowball down the mountain, and look carefully to evaluate when do men need testosterone treatment?
Some men shy away from talking about what’s really important. Don’t be that kind of man, especially if it concerns cancer. Instead, begin by talking with Dr. Diner and asking how to do self screening for testicular cancer.
There is certainly no shortage of stress these days, and that nagging anxiety can affect us in multiple ways, including physically. At some point in your life you will be forced to deal with it, so along with heart disease, high blood pressure, and kidney stones, here are 3 ways stress can impact urologic health.
Our kidneys filter waste and excess fluids from our body and then flush them out in urine. If something disrupts this balance and orderly function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure can occur. What are your risk factors for kidney disease?