Monthly Archives: June 2011

Foods That Improve Sperm Quality

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What foods should I eat to improve my sperm quality? Before we continue, we should know first about How is sperm quality measured? The World Health Organization identified five factors to assess sperm quality. All five are necessary for the … Continue reading

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Propecia® for Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), with Picture

Is it safe to use Finasteride as a therapy for MPB? Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is caused by the effects of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on genetically susceptible hair follicles that are present mainly in the front, … Continue reading

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Finasteride May Prevent Prostate Cancer But Is It Worth the Sacrifice?

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Pros, cons of drug proven to prevent prostate cancer should be considered, researchers say As men earn the rank of senior citizens, their chances of prostate cancer increase tremendously. There is a drug, however, finasteride, that has a proven ability … Continue reading

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What is TUMT, (Trans Urethral Microwave Thermotherapy) with Videos

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What is TUMT? Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) is a treatment for benign prostate enlargement. The procedure shrinks the prostate to relieve the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. There are a number of treatments available to address prostate enlargement and … Continue reading

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Green Light Laser Surgery, The Latest Therapy for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

For the numerous men suffering from the uncomfortable effects of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), there is new hope for a successful BPH treatment: Green Light Laser Prostate treatment (GLLP). Often referred to as PVP (photo-vaporization) treatment, Green Light Laser technology … Continue reading

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PSA Velocity Shouldn’t be Used as Basis for Biopsy

Don’t Use PSA Velocity as Basis for Biopsy This is an interesting information from Dr Gerald Chodak from Medscape, regarding PSA velocity. He is the Director, Midwest Prostate and Urology Health Center, Michiana Shores, Indiana. Hello. I am Dr. Gerald … Continue reading

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Can We Predict Prostate Cancer Solely Based on PSA Velocity ?

An empirical evaluation of guidelines on prostate-specific antigen velocity in prostate cancer detection. Vickers AJ, Till C, Tangen CM, Lilja H, Thompson IM. Feb 24th,2011 Source Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA. … Continue reading

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15 Percent Men with PSA Less Than 4 ng/mL is Having Prostate Cancer

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Should Men With Serum PSA Levels of 4.0 ng/mL or Less Undergo a Prostate Biopsy? J Brantley Thrasher; William L Valk Posted: 12/21/2004; Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2004;1(1) © 2004 Nature Publishing Group Synopsis Background There is a general consensus among clinicians that a … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer after Radical Prostatectomy? How Is It Possible?

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Post Operative Treatment and Treatment Upon Recurrence Radical prostatectomy involves removing the entire prostate and any immediately adjacent tissue that is thought to be cancerous. Additionally, lymph nodes in the area of the prostate can be removed if thought necessary. … Continue reading

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All Questions about Priapism

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Definitions Known also as Hulseyism, is a potentially harmful and painful medical condition in which the erect penis or clitorisdoes not return to its flaccid state, despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation, within four hours. The condition … Continue reading

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You Must Know Article about Penile Injection Therapy

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Penile Injection Therapy Highlights of Injection Therapy First FDA-approved medication for the treatment of E.D. 80 percent of men in clinical trials achieved firm erections Individualized dosage determined for each patient’s needs Works for men with a broad range of … Continue reading

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Step by Step on How to Do Self Intra Cavernous Injection

Penile Injection Therapy Diagrams 1. Hold the medication bottle so that your fingers do not touch the rubber stopper through which the needle is inserted. Check expiration date of medication. 2. Using a circular motion, wipe off the top of … Continue reading

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Guidelines on The Management of Erectile Dysfunction, 2009

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British Society for Sexual Medicine, Guidelines on The Management of Erectile Dysfunction, 2009 Epidemiology and risk factors Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been defined as the persistent inability to attain and/or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual performance. The risk factors … Continue reading

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SHIM, Sexual Health Inventory for Men or IIEF-5, Sexual Health Inventory for Men, an abridged version of the IIEF

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The IIEF-5 Sexual Health Inventory for Men, is an abridged version of the IIEF, contains a shorter questionnaire of 5 items which takes into account the latest six months instead of the latest four weeks considered by the IIEF. The … Continue reading

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Is Male Infertility a Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer?

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The relationship between prostate cancer and reproductive function is poorly understood, but there have been reports of paternity increasing the risk for prostate cancer. The relationship between male infertility and occurrence of prostate cancer was evaluated in an observational cohort … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between Total Testosterone Level, Free Testosterone, and Bio Available Testosterone ?

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In healthy adult men, about 44% of the circulating testosterone is specifically bound to sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG), 5 50% is non-specifically bound to albumin, and 3.5% is bound to cortisol-binding globulin, indicating that only 2%–3% is unbound or free. … Continue reading

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