Antibiotics play an essential role in urine infection treatment. A short course of medicine can help to eliminate UTIs that are caused by bacteria, ensuring that the symptoms clear up as quickly as possible. However, bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics that can make treating these kinds of infections more difficult.
Cystitis is usually a mild and easily treatable infection that will often clear up by itself in just a few days. However, in some cases the symptoms can be more persistent or can keep coming back. If you have a chronic infection then you may need some additional cystitis treatment and advice from a urologist.
You might think that trace amounts of blood in your urine are so small that they couldn’t be a sign of anything serious. While it is true that small amounts of blood may be due to nothing more than a mild infection or physical overexertion, it is vital to have any haematuria investigations that your doctor recommends.
The most common form of testosterone replacement therapy is a gel that you must apply to your skin every day. Although the gel can be messy and a bit inconvenient to use, it is a simple and effective choice that works well for many men. However, if the gel isn’t a suitable option for you, there are other types of andropause treatment available at clinics in London. One of these is the testosterone replacement implant.
Kidney stones are a common problem that can cause severe pain. Kidney stones can usually be diagnosed quickly through scans and haematuria investigations and various treatment options are available if they can’t be passed naturally.
Bladder cancer care in the UK is currently suffering from a lack of both research funding for new treatments and awareness of the condition. The symptoms of bladder cancer are often being missed or ignored because people don’t realise that they could be signs of a serious condition. Even when people do seek help, they are often being left waiting to start treatment for bladder cancer. A new campaign to raise awareness of the condition has now been launched by Fight Bladder Cancer (UK) to address these issues, with the Kelpies statue in Falkirk being specially lit up in orange to highlight the problem in Scotland. Although greater awareness is needed across the UK, the problem is particularly severe in Scotland, where the five year survival rate is just 34%, compared to 48% for the country as a whole.
We often blame all kinds of things for erectile dysfunction, ranging from stress at work to the male menopause, but one possible cause that is often overlooked is medication. We are taking medicine to make us feel better, so we tend to forget that it can also cause unwelcome side effects. However, medication could be to blame for as many as 1 in 4 cases of erectile dysfunction. Read More
Health myths are everywhere these days and they can have a dramatic effect on people’s beliefs and behaviours. One commonly held belief is that cycling can cause health problems because of the pressure placed on the groin by the saddle. Some people believe that spending too much time cycling can increase the risk of erectile problems and prostate enlargement. However, a recent survey has revealed that this may be nothing more than a myth. Cycling doesn’t appear to have any overall negative effects on men’s health. Men who spend a lot of time on a bike are no more likely to need erectile dysfunction or prostate enlargement treatment. Read More
The prostate is a gland that is only found in men. It plays an important role in sex and fertility, but it can cause urinary problems in later life. If your doctor suspects that you might have an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, you might want to learn a little more about this gland and what it does for you. Read More
Men do not go through the same inevitable changes in midlife as women do, but declining hormone levels can still have a big impact in later life for many men. Androgen deficiency in men can cause symptoms that have just as big an impact on everyday life as the female menopause. It is therefore important to seek help if you think that you are affected by testosterone deficiency. Read More