It’s been said that there are two types of men: those that have prostate problems and those that will get them. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (or BPH) affects a whopping 50% of men over age 50 and the cases increase with age. BPH refers to an enlarged prostate: a condition that has men getting up in the middle of the night to urinate or frequently scoping out the nearest restroom. But relief of BPH is possible and simpler than ever before thanks to a new procedure called Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy.
Can laptop heat really lower your sperm count? What about skin-hugging underwear? To kick off Men’s Health Month, Urologist Bradford Stevenson is sorting fact from fiction when it comes to common sperm-killing suspects. Listen up, dads-to-be! Does laptop heat decrease sperm count? Portable computers placed directly on the lap tend to generate heat which can kill sperm. Elevated temperatures in the testicles decrease sperm count and it can take men up to three months to recover the sperm. This goes for other heat-inducing suspects, too: Sitting in a hot tub or sauna CAN kill sperm because excessive heat is in contact with the testicles. Tight underwear CAN kill sperm because the body’s heat can cause testicular hyperthermia and reduce sperm integrity. Laptops CAN kill sperm when placed directly on a man’s lap. Use a desk or table to prevent losing swimmers. What about cell phone radiation? As soon as mobile phones became small enough to fit in our pockets, the rumors started flying. It still remains unclear whether or not cell phone radiation has a …
Everyone experiences health challenges at times — an ache or pain that we think might eventually go away, a difference in our digestive tract, or something else that doesn’t “seem normal.”
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is medical jargon for an enlarged prostate and the symptoms that accompany this diagnosis. As men increase in age, they can have an increase in the amount of prostate tissue and in the tone or rigidity of the tissue. These changes may result in urinary symptoms that decrease quality of life. Unfortunately, one study has shown that up to 90 percent of men between the ages of 45 and 80 years old will suffer some type of urinary dysfunction — and many of these are because of prostate enlargement.