Urologists regularly field difficult — and often embarrassing — questions from patients. Here are 10 common urology-related questions patients ask and expert answers to each.
It’s sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it’s not so good for you. It’s sugar. Sugar can knock sex hormones out of balance and make you lose your sex drive — and your ability. Excessive sugar can also: Lower testosterone Reduce growth hormone production Make … Read More
If you feel like you’ve lost your libido, there’s a lot to consider. Sex drive and the things that affect it are complicated. It is also dependent on personal relationships. Add into these the biological need to reproduce, which naturally will diminish to some degree as we all age. Medical problems, hormonal differences, marital problems, … Read More
Most men who experience erectile dysfunction (ED) can achieve stimulation through oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis®. Lifestyle changes can also help remedy the problem. They may quit smoking or lose weight, or undergo psychotherapy. While these are the most common methods, they may not work for everyone. For example, male heart patients who take coronary vasodilators … Read More
We don’t often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and then blood needs to flow to all the right places. There’s a mental, emotional and physical aspect to sex, and unfortunately a variety of problems can … Read More
Besides giving you and your partner a feeling of intimacy, sex has a long list of benefits: It can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, increase endorphins and may even boost your immunity. Does it count as exercise? Yes, yes it does. Why a low libido? With all the health benefits, why does low … Read More
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, isn’t just about sex. It can be a red flag for a number of medical conditions and shouldn’t be ignored, experts say. “New onset of erection problems is often an early sign of cardiovascular disease,” says urologist Daniel Shoskes, MD. “Erectile dysfunction can signal compromised blood flow in other parts of … Read More
Putting on weight, getting out of shape, and even just the natural act of aging — all of these can affect your sex drive. In some cases, though, smarter lifestyle choices or a willingness to ask for help can put the sex back in your sex life.
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, a man’s weight — and his waist size in particular — may put him more at risk. One study by researchers at Cornell University found that men who have a waist size larger than 40 inches are more likely to have erectile dysfunction. Read the full story Lost Your … Read More
When men turn 40, they may think about how to keep their hair or lose their belly, but they may not think about seeing a urologist. They should. To take charge of their prostate, urinary and sexual health — not just to protect them from prostate cancer — I recommend every man start seeing a … Read More