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Prostatitis Causes More Than Pain

Prostatitis Causes More Than Pain

Historically, a man complaining of pelvic pain, urinary problems, and other hallmark signs of prostatitis would visit his doctor and receive repeated, prolonged courses of antibiotics. The thought was that a bacterial infection was the underlying culprit. We now know that such infections occur in only a small percentage of

Where There’s Prostatitis, Fatigue and Other Problems Ensue

Where There’s Prostatitis, Fatigue and Other Problems Ensue

For many men with prostatitis, fatigue can be a daily companion, albeit an unwanted one. In fact, among the broad and diverse range of symptoms accompanying chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)—the most common type of prostatitis—fatigue, pain, and urinary problems can be the most debilitating.

But the adverse effects

Use Caution with Opioid Medications to Prevent Addiction

Opioid addiction—a dependence on drugs that contain narcotic substances derived from opium—is a growing problem in the U.S. But many patients are unaware of the potential harms of opioid drugs, since the path to opioid addiction often begins with a prescription from a doctor.

“Approximately two million people have an opioid

Depression Definition: More Than Just “Down in the Dumps”?

Depression Definition: More Than Just “Down in the Dumps”?

It’s not always easy for us to determine whether we’re simply down in the dumps or suffering from a form of depression. If you’ve struggled with that question, consider the depression symptoms that are most common. The list includes:

Persistent sadness or low mood (some people feel more numb than sad)
Appetite

Keep in Mind Other Causes of Depression

Blood pressure? Check.
Heart rate? Check.
Depression screening?
The next time you see your primary care physician, don’t be surprised if he or she asks about your mood. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, and new guidelines released in January by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that

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