Interstitial cystitis is a complex, hard-to-diagnose, and difficult-to-treat condition characterized by an inflamed bladder wall, a scarred or stiffened bladder, diminished bladder capacity, and bleeding within the bladder. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? In layman’s terms, interstitial cystitis involves extremely frequent urination with pelvic pain that worsens when you eat
Tag: prostatic hyperplasia
If you’ve been given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostatitis, you may feel overwhelmed. Prostate disease causes frustrating and unpleasant symptoms that may seriously affect your quality of life. As with any illness, though, you’ll find it helpful to be well informed so that you
As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for prostate disease can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and intimate relationships—and
The term prostatitis describes inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostatic conditions, prostatitis affects younger and older men alike. It is common, affecting up to 1 in 12 men in their lifetime and keeping urologists busy (it’s responsible for 25 percent of all visits to urology clinics).
In the United
There is an expression in medicine that “common things are common,” and benign prostatic hyperplasia is most certainly common, affecting more than 50 percent of men in their 60s and up to 90 percent of men in their 80s. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland due to
Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
To keep things in perspective, however, it is also one of the most survivable cancers:
Hidden deep within the male pelvis is a small gland the size of a walnut known as the prostate. The prostate is an essential part of the male reproductive and urinary systems. But there is a serious design fault.
Similar to a rubber ring, the prostate surrounds the thin, soft urethra,
Too much estrogen isn’t a problem just for women, men can also experience high estrogen symptoms. If you find yourself asking the question, “is there estrogen in men?” the answer is yes. Men make estrogen, too, and levels can become elevated (or depressed).
Although research thus far has focused almost exclusively
Q. I’ve been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Will I develop prostate cancer?
A. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—also referred to as an enlarged prostate—isn’t prostate cancer, and it won’t raise your risk of prostate cancer. It simply means that your prostate (a walnut-sized gland located beneath the bladder and in front
What are the risk factors for prostate cancer? It’s a question that remains unanswered despite a growing body of research identifying risk factors and prevention strategies.
Scientists do know that prostate cancer symptoms occur when changes or mutations in the DNA of prostatic cells cause abnormal proliferation of those cells, resulting