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    admin wrote a new blog post: Adverse Sexual Side Effects linked to popular BPH drug   3 years, 7 months ago

    Dutasteride is a common medication used for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

    The findings of a new observational study supports a link between long-term dutasteride (5 alpha reductase inhibitor or 5-ARI) use and adverse sexual side effects, including worsening ED and reduced testosterone levels.

    According to [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Nondiabetic CKD Patients May Not Really Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Control   3 years, 7 months ago

    According to a new study published online in the Journal of Internal Medicine, Intensive blood pressure (BP) control in nondiabetic patients with moderate-to-advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not lower their cardiovascular risks and could increase their risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).

    Yoshitsugu Obi, MD, of the University of California Irvine, and colleagues found that [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Pelvic pain   8 years ago

    Pelvic pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition and causes of pelvic pain.

    Article courtesy of All MayoClinic.com Topics

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    wrote a new blog post: Chronic pelvic pain in women   8 years ago

    Chronic pelvic pain — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments of pelvic pain in women.

    Article courtesy of All MayoClinic.com Topics

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Right Combination of Immunosuppressive Drugs May Lead to Less Organ Rejection and Long-term Benefits   8 years, 6 months ago

    Preventing organ rejection for kidney transplants without compromising other aspects of health requires a delicate balance of medications.  Finding this balance and the correct dosage of drugs has been difficult for physicians.  For example, immunosuppressive drugs that protect transplanted organs can also cause serious side effects, including compromising patients’ immunity to [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: How to Care for Urinary Incontinence   8 years, 6 months ago

    Urinary incontinence is a condition that results in the involuntary loss of urine.  It is a condition that affects millions of American men and women.  As we age, our body undergoes many changes.  Some of these changes involve the urinary tract and may lead to incontinence as men and women get older.

    Both men and women [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostate Cancer and Genetics   8 years, 6 months ago

    Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men, the pathophysiology of this disease remains poorly understood. No definite behavioral or environmental risk factors have been identified, but genetics are an important and likely the strongest contributing factor to the development and progression of the disease. Indeed it has been shown that [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Paint Exposure May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk   8 years, 7 months ago

    A new meta-analysis study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine reported that people who work with paint in their jobs seem to be at a 25% increased risk of bladder cancer.

    An additional study that controlled for smoking status discovered a similar result, leading the researchers to conclude a casual relationship between paint exposure [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Testosterone Replacement Therapy—In Deodorant Form?   8 years, 7 months ago

    Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first underarm testosterone replacement therapy. The treatment is a testosterone 2% topical solution and can be applied to the underarm, much like deodorant.

    Results of the study showed that 84.1% of men with hypogonadism increased their testosterone blood levels to within the normal range of [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Healthy Bladder-Friendly Foods   8 years, 7 months ago

    Millions of Americans suffer from bladder infections, inflammation, and general bladder discomfort today.  But did you know that eating certain foods can actually help prevent such problems from ever starting?  For years physicians and dieticians have been recommending healthy foods, and now urologists have jumped in.  Try including these five foods to your diet and [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Reprogrammed Kidney Cells Could Make Transplants and Dialysis Obsolete   8 years, 7 months ago

    A recently published article in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN) indicates that patients’ own kidney cells can be gathered and reprogrammed, which means that in the future, fewer patients with kidney disease would need complicated, expensive procedures that affect their quality of life.

    Sharon Ricardo, PhD, from Monash University in Clayton, Austria and [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Menopause and an Overactive Bladder   8 years, 7 months ago

    Do you have to plan out your day in accordance with the proximity of a bathroom?  Are you constantly delaying consumption of liquids in order to avoid a situation where you are dashing for the restroom?  And are you between the ages of 40 and 55?  Then you may be one of the many women [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Relationship Between Kidney Cancer and Arsenic Found   8 years, 7 months ago

    A new study in the Journal of Urology finds that people with moderately elevated levels of arsenic in their urine may have an increased risk of kidney cancer, especially if they have high blood pressure and kidney disease.  This does not necessarily mean that arsenic [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Study Shows Good Outcome for Delayed Prostate Surgery   8 years, 7 months ago

    Men with early prostate cancer who put off surgery is almost the same as men who had prompt surgery. On average, their tumors were no likely to develop into a more aggressive form than men who had surgery immediately after diagnosis. Additionally, after eight years, .9 percent of men who delayed surgery had died compared [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Study Finds Another Risk of Fall in Blood Pressure During Dialysis   8 years, 8 months ago

    A recent study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that there is an increased risk of blood clotting at the point where the patient’s blood vessels are connected to the dialysis machine known as the point of vascular access.  Researchers from the University of Utah also contributed to the study.  [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: New Prostate Cancer Treatment Criticized   8 years, 8 months ago

    The device called NanoKnife is undergoing scrutiny as a cancer killing machine throughout the United States.  NanoKnife uses electrical jolts to zap tumors, but a thorough analysis, including a large clinical trial to prove it is safe and effective in people, has not been conducted.

    Currently, 13 United States hospitals including Baptist Health Medical Center in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Weight Loss Eases Urinary Incontinence in Heavy Women   8 years, 9 months ago

    Leslee L. Subak, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues, reported in a January issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that weight loss may significantly improve urinary incontinence for overweight and obese women.  A loss of about 17 pounds in an extensive six-moth diet and exercise [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Cranberry for a Healthy Prostate   8 years, 9 months ago

    According to a new study from the Czech Republic, cranberries may provide men’s prostates with protection from disease.  The British Journal of Nutrition published the results from a study conducted by scientists from Palacky University in Olomouc.  The team reported that six months of supplementation with 1,500 mg per day of dried powdered cranberries significantly [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Prostate Surgery Causing Problems for Sexual Function   8 years, 9 months ago

    A new long-term follow-up study indicates that many men continue to feel distressed about their reduced sexual function years after prostate surgery.  In fact, the study reveals that sexual function is so important to them that adapting to a lower level of functioning is much more difficult than adapting to temporary urinary problems, explains Dr. [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Low-Fat Diet May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer   8 years, 9 months ago

    According to a study lead by a team of researchers at Jonsson Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, a diet high in unhealthy types of fats is a potential cause of prostatic diseases, which includes benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer.

    The researchers focused on mice that were fed a diet high in [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Urinary Incontinence is More Frequent Among White than Black Women   8 years, 9 months ago

    Elisa R. Trobridge, MD, of the University of Virginia, and colleagues have found that urinary incontinence occurs in more than twice as many white women as black women.  The reasons are not known; neither frequency of symptoms nor risk factors explained the difference.  The results were reported in the April [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: High-grade Bladder Cancer Patients Not Receiving Recommended Care   8 years, 10 months ago

    In a recently published study in Cancer, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that just one in 4,545 people with high-grade noninvasive bladder cancer was treated according to the comprehensive care guidelines set by the American Urological Association and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

    The cells in a [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Solifenacen May Improve Sleep-Related Quality of Life for Overactive Bladder and Nocturia Patients   8 years, 11 months ago

    Adults who have an overactive bladder and nocturia might benefit from solifenacin, which may improve quality of sleep and sleep-related quality of life by decreasing the number of overnight trips to the bathroom and increasing the amount of urination per trip.  Solifenacin is a urinary antispasmodic approved by the US [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Flossing and Prostate Disease: Is There a Link?   8 years, 11 months ago

    For years, toothpaste ad campaigns have touted, “Healthy teeth, healthy smile, and healthy life.”  But only in recent years have periodontists and urologists began to work together in a study focused on a link between gum disease and prostate disorders.

    Previous studies have found a connection between inflammation in the mouth from gum disease and heart [...]

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    admin wrote a new blog post: Beta-Sitosterol and Your Prostate Health   8 years, 11 months ago

    For men who are suffering from prostate related symptoms and are seeking for safe alternative therapies, beta-sitosterol may be the answer.

    Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol found in several everyday foods and has effectively been shown to -
    * Inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells and can even destroy the cells through protein phosphatase.
    * Decrease inflammation by [...]