A decrease in testosterone begins after age 25-30 where testosterone production decrease about 1% each year. There are several problems that are common to men who have a low testosterone level. This article will discuss some of those problems that can impact men with low levels of testosterone.read more
Andropause or low testosterone is a common condition affecting middle aged and older man. Symptoms include decrease sex drive or libido, lethargy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence)read more
With most caners there are telltale signs of cancer. However, with prostate cancer there are NO early signs of prostate cancer. When prostate cancer presents with symptoms, the cancer is often outside the confines of the prostate cancer and is nearly impossible to cure.read more
Prostate Cancer Each year 600,000 people die of cancer in the U.S. That’s the bad news. The good news is the cancer death rate is falling for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer, which are the major cancer killers. Prostate cancer...read more
One of the most common treatments for cancer of the prostate that spreads beyond the prostate gland is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Prostate cancer is sensitive to testosterone and reducing testosterone levels in a man’s blood stream can slow the growth of...read more
Post-menopausal women often complain of decrease in sexual desire or libido which may be a result of low testosterone levels. They also may notice a lack of energy and fatigue. These are the symptoms of testosterone deficiency in women, a common condition for which treatment is available for most women with these complaints.read more
Dr. Neil Baum explores the relationship between low testosterone levels and exercise. There is a relationship between excessive exercise levels and low testosterone level.read more
Every man has a prostate gland and the prostate gland is a source of pleasure and enjoyment during our late teens and 20’s and 30’s. However, around age 50, for reasons not entirely known, the prostate gland increases in size and causes problems such as difficulty with urination, prostate infections, and prostate cancer, which affects nearly 250,000 men each year and the cause of nearly 30,000 deaths in men in the U.S. annually.read more
Healthcare reform is a like walking in a labyrinth Actuarial Value: The average percentage of your health care costs that the insurer covers. If a plan has an actuarial value of 70%, you’re on the hook for the other 30% of the cost of medical expenses. That’s where...read more
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PSA Testing For Prostate Cancer-To Screen or Not Screen, What’s the Answer?
I am frequently asked by patients about screening for prostate cancer with PSA testing. This article will discuss the evidence as well as my recommendations for my patients.
Drip, Drip, Drip-When the Prostate Gland Causes Constant Dribbling
Some men have a blockage to the flow of urine and the bladder no matter how much it contracts or squeezes cannot fully empty the urine contents residing in the bladder. As a result, there may be a constant dribbling of urine. This is referred to as overflow incontinence. Overflow incontinence is more common in older men and is often due to an enlarged prostate.
5 Things Men Should Know About Benign Prostate Gland Enlargement
Benign enlargement of the prostate gland is natural consequence of aging. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) will be present in about one quarter of men by the time they reach the age of 55. This figure reaches 50% of all men age 75 and older. The prostate gland that produces fluid for the transport of sperm and surrounds the urethra that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body, can have a tendency to grow with age for reasons not entirely known and results in compression of the urethra resulting in symptoms of decrease in urine flow, dribbling after urination, and getting up at night to urinate. Here are 5 facts men should know about their prostate and benign enlargement of the prostate gland:
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