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Tiny implants ‘hold back’ an enlarged prostate

Prostatic urethral lift (UroLift®) is a new approach to treating an enlarged prostate, otherwise known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. BPH is characterized by a variety of urinary symptoms including frequency, urgency and a weak or interrupted stream. Symptoms occur when the prostate grows and squeezes the urethra, which is the tube that transports urine from

Tired of enlarged prostate meds? Steam may be your solution.

Men who no longer benefit from or who no longer want to take daily medication for an enlarged prostate may find relief from a new treatment available at South County Urological.  It uses water vapor (steam heat) to reduce the excess prostate tissue blocking normal urine flow. Medically, the procedure is called water vapor therapy. We use

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

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