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Bringing BPH Treatment to Light

An estimated six out of ten men over age 60 experience the frequent and urgent need to urinate that comes with prostate enlargement. Fortunately, mild cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be successfully treated with drugs. However, if medications do not...

Treating Prostate Cancer

While about one man in five will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, most malignancies never become life threatening because the cancer grows slowly and most men develop it later in life. In fact, men over age 75 are more likely to die of other causes before their...

Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

Generally, men in their 50s and 60s with cancer of the prostate are prime candidates for radical prostatectomy (removal of the entire gland), but there is no age limit. Nerve-sparing prostatectomy involves removing the entire prostate while leaving intact the nerves...

Drink Up!

Three out of every four cases of bladder cancer occur in males. And the simple prescription to drink more water may help. According to one study, men who averaged more than two and a half quarts of fluid intake per day had half the risk of bladder cancer as men who...

Male Fecundity

While attention is generally paid to older women’s ability to become pregnant, a new study indicates that women are not the only ones whose biological clocks begin ticking in their 30s. Research involving 8,500 British couples reveals that once a man passes age...

Good Reason to Exercise

According to new research, overweight men have an increased risk for erectile dysfunction. The study shows that men with waistlines of 42 inches were twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction as men with 32-inch waistlines. The study of nearly 2,000 men aged 51 to...

Recommended Exercises

It is often recommended that women who suffer from stress incontinence (leaking that occurs as a result of coughing, laughing, sneezing, or otherwise exerting stress on the bladder) undertake pelvic-floor muscle exercises. Now there is evidence that these simple...

Collagen Injections

Collagen injections are sometimes used to treat urinary stress incontinence, which is leakage caused by laughing and other activities that increase abdominal pressure. The injections are appropriate only if the muscle that controls urine flow (the sphincter) is weak...