Medications and Hormones That Affect Fertility

There are many factors that can determine whether or not someone has a problem with infertility. Your environment plays a role, as does your lifestyle. There are also factors you can’t necessarily control, such as whether or not you had an undescended testicle at birth and your hormones. Medications and hormones are two of the

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HIFU Approved for Prostate Cancer Treatment: A Urologist in Charlotte Is Among the First to Perform

Perhaps you scheduled a trip to the Bahamas last holiday season—to get prostate cancer surgery? That’s right, before high intensity focused ultrasound (better and more easily known as HIFU) was legal in the United States, Charlotte’s very well-known Dr. Samuel Peretsman traveled outside the country to help his Charlotte-based patients get this procedure done. He

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Top 3 Risk Factors of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, abbreviated simply as BPH, simply means enlargement of the prostate gland. Your prostate produces fluid that protects your semen; however, your urethra goes through your prostate also, so problems with your prostate usually result in some urinary problems.   While BPH is not cancer and doesn’t cause cancer, it’s always best to

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3 Things to Know About Robotic Surgery

You may have heard of robotic surgery or even discussed the possibility of it with your doctor. Robotic surgery’s been approved for some time. It’s used in addition to or in place of conventional surgical methods to achieve surgeries that would be nearly impossible with conventional surgical methods. It also has some benefits and can

4 Things You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading killer when it comes to cancers in men in the United States. While some forms of prostate cancer are slow to progress, there are other more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, particularly in younger men. Being aware of the facts, symptoms, and tests for prostate cancer can help. Check out these four things you need to know about prostate cancer.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, nearly 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer. This is why September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Being aware of your risk for prostate cancer—as well as the signs, symptoms, and detection tests—is important to educate yourself about your health.

4 Reasons to Encourage Dad to Visit the Urologist

It’s probably not something you wanted to bring up at dinner with your dad on Father’s Day, but find time to encourage Dad to see his urologist this Men’s Health Month. Visiting the urologist, especially as we age, can tell us so many things about our bodies, and even help detect and prevent different ailments. Read on to find out some great reasons to encourage Dad to visit the urologist.

Top 5 Health Problems for Men in Their 50s

Changes with your body don’t stop as soon as you’re fully grown: our bodies are changing as we age too, and not just our physical appearance. If you’re a man in your 50s and you consider yourself to be in good health, take a look at these top five health problems for men in their 50s—they may surprise you and encourage you to better care for your health.

Prostate Cancer Awareness and Control

April is National Cancer Control Month. Until we find a cure for cancer, our best bet for maintaining as much control as possible over cancer is education and awareness. This is an informational discussion of prostate cancer, the risk factors and warning signs: Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause

Nutrition for a Healthy Prostate

Because prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, many men are beginning to proactively educate themselves regarding their prostate health. This involves a visit to the urologist to discuss any questions that you have about your prostate health, learning about the warning signs for prostate cancer, and