Nearly 5-10% of men in the New Orleans area have diabetes. Diabetes is known to cause heart problems, kidney disease, arthritis, blindness, and obesity. There also one other problem associated with diabetes in men and that is erectile dysfunction or impotence. This article will discuss the relationship between diabetes and erectile dysfunction.read more
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.read more
Bottom Line: Urinary tract infections are common in middle aged and older men. Most of the men with UTIs can be successful treated with antibiotics.read more
Cystitis, or inflammation of the bladder, is one of the most common types of urinary tract infection (UTI) and affects more than 90 per cent of women.read more
a vasectomy is a cost effective method of contraception that can easily be performed in the doctor’s office.read more
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.read more
Most men and women can hold their urine for 15-20 minutes after the first urge to urinate. If you feel a near-constant need to urinate, or feel as though you can’t ‘hold on’ when you do need to go, this is likely to be an overactive bladder. This differs from stress incontinence, when the pelvic floor muscles are too weak to prevent urination.read more
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:read more
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
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Advanced Prostate Cancer Can Be Successfully Treated
Men with advanced prostate cancer can be treated with androgen derivation therapy. ADT reduces the testosterone level which often serves as fuel for prostate cancer cells.
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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.
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