Viagra is likely the most written-about drug in the last 25 years, and for a good reason. This medication gave the baby boomers from the 60s and 70s, plus many other men, a lifeline if they developed erectile dysfunction. But how exactly does Viagra help men with ED?
There are many medical conditions that have confusing and erroneous online information. One of these is an enlarged prostate, or BPH. Let’s separate the truth from the myths.
When a man discovers that he has erectile dysfunction, there are several treatments. Many times medications will work for a time, but it is estimated that 40% of men discontinue their use within one year due to a number of issues. Injections are the next line of treatment, but if these do not prove to be satisfactory, most men decide on a penile implant. We will discuss implants here including the two types, their benefits, plus the question: how long do penile implants last?
What is an artificial urinary sphincter and why would you need one? If you are experiencing stress incontinence issues, this treatment option could be a game changer for you.
There are few things in life as painful as passing a kidney stone. If you have had one, you know. The problem is that once you have a kidney stone, you are likely to get another one. In fact, you have a 35 to 50% chance of having another within 5 years. Nature can be cruel. Why is this the case, and what could be causing recurring kidney stones?
Having difficulty urinating? Could it be BPH? Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate gland. If you are a male over the age of 40 and having uncomfortable changes to your normal urination, this is one of the major symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
If you have ever passed a kidney stone, you know the pain can be excruciating. You wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy, well, maybe…. While some stones are so small, they pass without the person even knowing it, very large ones can be impossible to pass, and surgery may be required. If you are lucky, you can rely on self care for kidney stones.
Whether you are the type of person who likes to make face-to-face contact with a men’s health doctor or you prefer a more laid back and confidential approach online, it is easy to find one of today’s men’s health specialists. Whatever works for you, do it. Your only decision now is when to see a men’s health specialist.
If you have always thought a urologist only treated men, think again. A urologist treats both men and women, however, some specialists only treat men or women. There are many reasons men and women need to see a urologist, sometimes for the same conditions and sometimes for completely different issues. When should you see a urologist?
Making major decisions in life—like getting a vasectomy—don’t have to remain permanent. A vasectomy is a procedure that prevents semen from exiting a man’s body and impregnating his partner. It is basically sterilization. The good news for many men is that it can be reversed should he change his mind. What you should know about vasectomy reversals.