Answers to 4 Questions You May Have About Kidney Stones

Think you might have a kidney stone? Small kidney stones can sometimes be present for years without causing symptoms. When they pass, however, severe symptoms may occur. Here are answers to four questions you may have about kidney stones from Cleveland Clinic urologist Sri Sivalingam, MD. 1. How can I tell it’s a kidney stone? Signs of a possible kidney stone may include: A … Read More

Men: Are You at Risk for Prostate Health Issues?

Listen up, gentlemen. You may be getting older and wiser. But if you’re not paying attention to — and acting on — changes in your urination habits, you’re not making the smart bet on health. You may be experiencing a weak urine stream, a sensation like urination is incomplete or an increase in the number of … Read More

Should You Really Pee in the Swimming Pool?

Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More

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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

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

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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

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