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More Ways to Treat BPH – Without Surgery

Two new procedures to treat an enlarged prostate (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) are now available at South County Urological. Both procedures are outpatient and can be performed in our office with minimal patient sedation. The new treatments are: Rezum™ water vapor therapy. This novel outpatient treatment uses energy from steam (water vapor)

Intercourse appears to aid in passage of kidney stones

Drinking milk may do a body good, but so does frequent sex. Sexual intercourse may aid in the passage of distal ureteral kidney stones, suggests a study of 90 men conducted by Turkish researchers at the Clinic of Ankara. Distal utereral stones are stones that lodge in the lower portion of the ureters. Ureters are

Is there a link between gum disease & prostatitis Maybe…

Treating gingivitis (gum disease) may help reduce symptoms of prostatitis, according to the results of a relatively small study published in the journal Dentistry. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Its symptoms include pain, difficult urination and sexual dysfunction. It can affect men of all ages. The study conducted by Case Western Reserve

Prostate cancer, hormone therapy & fractures

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer puts men at risk for fractures. Androgens are male hormones. Male hormones spur prostate cancer. Some men with prostate cancer undergo androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). ADT lowers the production of male hormones, but it increases the risk for bone loss and fractures according to studies, says the National Osteoporosis

Pee-resistant paint fights public urination

San Francisco has long had a problem with public urination. Now city officials think they have found a deterrent: pee-resistant paint that splashes the fluid back onto the shoes and pants of the offender. It’s been used successfully in Europe so officials of this popular American city by the bay opted to paint nine city

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