The American Cancer Society recommends that men with average risk begin prostate screening at age 50. For those with increased risk factors, they suggest 45 or even 40. Before deciding, it is important to weigh the pros and cons with Dr.
By the time men turn 60 years old, 50% of them have developed the condition benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. It is not cancerous, but it does have significant symptoms and side effects. Treating BPH in older men: what you should know.
HIFU, or high-intensity focused ultrasound, is exactly as its name implies. It is an FDA-approved innovative treatment for prostate cancer that uses soundwaves to precisely focus cancer cells and destroy them while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer,
When is it time to consider a penile implant for erectile dysfunction? If you are tired of taking medications and waiting for them to work, frustrated that they limit your spontaneity, and you want something that is a more permanent solution to erectile dysfunction,
What’s the difference between BPH and prostate cancer? The most important difference is that BPH, or an enlarged prostate gland, is not cancerous. It doesn’t mean you won’t ever get prostate cancer, but an enlarged prostate is a common condition as men get older.
Southeast Valley is excited to introduce Pro-Nox to our medical devices used at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ. Pro-Nox uses nitrous oxide as an anxiety-reducing method and can lessen discomforts felt during procedures such as cystoscopies, vasectomy, and biopsies. If you have an upcoming procedure with Southeast Valley Urology ask about how Pro-Nox can help you with pre-procedure anxiety.
A vasectomy may seem like a permanent fix to most men as it shuts the door on having any or more children. The truth is, that is not the whole story. Half a million men decide to have a vasectomy each year in the US.
Women who have a family history of pelvic organ prolapse or have had a vaginal birth are more vulnerable to this condition. It can be treated if it does occur, but more importantly, there are ways women can prevent pelvic organ prolapse before it happens.
According to the urology care foundation, approximately 40 percent of men over 45 years of age have low testosterone. When people think of testosterone, they often assume it only is used for building muscle and fueling sex drive. While testosterone plays a crucial role in these functions,
Many people don’t think of healthy urinary function as interesting, at least not until they have an issue. But urinary problems from BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia can be annoying, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland. BPH occurs in almost all men as they age.