6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

What happens when medication doesn’t bring your high blood pressure under control? A hypertension specialist looks at potential causes. Usually, it’s not just one single issue but various factors that contribute to the problem. Your doctor will work to figure out why – and from there, create a new plan of attack. “Finding the right … Read More

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How You Can Give Prostate Cancer the ‘Cold Treatment’

Here’s a less-known, but effective prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Using cold temperatures on prostate tissue to kill cancer cells – or what’s called cryotherapy – offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say. It not only works very well for the right cases, but the risk of complications is … Read More

Incontinence? Botox Injections for Your Bladder

Most people think Botox® (onabotulinum toxinA) is a tool for plastic surgeons, and not urologists. But the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug about a year ago for women with overactive bladder symptoms when there is no apparent neurologic cause. Research shows the drug is 70 to 80 percent effective for people who have sudden … Read More

Don’t Ignore Erectile Dysfunction

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

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Beware of ‘Natural’ Testosterone Boosters for ‘Low-T’

Over-the-counter “natural” remedies that claim to raise your testosterone levels sound too good to be true. That’s because they are. No such thing as natural low-T boosters Urologist Daniel Shoskes, MD, says there are really no such things as natural testosterone boosters. “It’s not a medical term,” says Dr. Shoskes. “There really aren’t any substances … Read More

What The Color of Your Urine Says About You

Human urine has been a useful tool of diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. The color, density and smell of urine can reveal much about the state of our health. Here, for starters, are some of the things you can tell from the hue of your liquid excreta.