Author: Southern Surgical

What Every Man Should Know About Vasectomies

Half a million men in the U.S. undergo a vasectomy each year, and it has now become the most commonly performed urological procedure. By comparison though, three times more women undergo permanent contraception. With tubal ligation comes more health risks for the female because it is a more invasive procedure. In addition, tubal ligation is much more costly, and it requires a longer recovery time. What’s wrong with this picture?

It’s time to clear up some myths about vasectomy procedures and provide some factual information that every man should know.

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Easy Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones

If you or a loved one has ever passed a kidney stone, we don’t have to tell you how painful it is, or how helpless you feel. If it’s a first time event, you can be frightened out of your mind wondering what could be causing this horrible pain.

Sadly, if you have one case, you are more susceptible to others. If they become recurring, you will do almost anything to prevent them.

Here are some easy ways to prevent kidney stones.

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The Best Foods For Prostate Health

The prostate gland is an integral part of the male reproductive system. About the size of a walnut, it continues to change and grow during a man’s lifetime. Maintaining prostate health should be of maximum importance to all men if they want to lead a long and healthy life.

Let’s look at three medical issues that can arise as a result of the prostate gland, and some recommendations for the best foods for prostate health.

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Prostate Cancer Screenings May Reduce Mortality Risk

Prostate cancer screenings are an important part of men’s healthcare needs. A prostate cancer screening can detect any growths and abnormal tissues on the prostate gland. Since prostate cancer can spread to other areas of the body, early detection is key. A new group of studies shows that these screenings may help reduce mortality risk.

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6 Signs of Low Testosterone

According to the urology care foundation, approximately 40 percent of men over 45 years of age have low testosterone. When people think of testosterone, they often assume it only is used for building muscle and fueling sex drive. While testosterone plays a crucial role in these functions, low T can have an impact on several other areas of a man’s health.  Continue reading “6 Signs of Low Testosterone”

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can affect self-confidence and create tension in a relationship. Because of the nature of the condition, it can be a difficult issue for men to talk about, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. In fact, approximately 50 percent of men are affected in their lifetime and one in four men with erectile dysfunction are under the age of 40.

In order to treat erectile dysfunction, it is vital that you understand what causes the condition.

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Prostate Cancer Rates are Rising in Young Men

Prostate cancer is often thought of as something that only older men have to worry about, but that isn’t necessarily the case. According to recent research, the number of young men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased 600% in the last 20 years. Of the estimated 241,000 Americans that will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, approximately 10 percent will be early onset. Not only is prostate cancer being found in younger men, it is often more aggressive.

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