Erectile Dysfunction: a Common Symptom of Many Conditions

May 27, 2013

Many men at some point experience difficulty initiating and maintaining erections. Erectile dysfunction, which is a common occurrence as men get older, can be due to a variety of reasons. Some could be due to stress, lack of sleep, low testosterone, or use of certain medications. Other causes contributing to ED include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and diabetes. It is important that you see your doctor to… Read more

BPH (a.k.a. Enlarged Prostate)

May 20, 2013

Men, you have probably heard that the prostate starts to enlarge as you get older. The prostate is a small gland located between the rectum and bladder, and its primary role is to secrete semen. Since the prostate surrounds a portion of the urethra (which your urine passes through), your flow can be affected as this gland gets bigger. Common symptoms include pushing or straining to urinate, frequent urination, having… Read more

Childhood Kidney Stones a Growing Concern

May 17, 2013

Kidney stones, while common in adults, are now becoming a problem in children as well. A stone commonly forms in the kidney when a person becomes dehydrated, and the urine becomes concentrated. We also know that aside from water intake other dietary choices impact the formation of stones as well. A diet high in salt, fat, sugar, and caffeine puts you at high risk for kidney stones, especially in the… Read more