If your doctor has recommended a PSA test then you might be wondering what exactly this test will be measuring. Keep reading to find out what PSA is and what might be affecting your PSA test results.
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
Medication isn’t always needed when you have an enlarged prostate. However, if your symptoms are bothering you and lifestyle
changes aren’t making a difference, your doctor may decide to prescribe medication for prostate enlargement treatment.
Prostate enlargement is common, particularly in men over the age of 50. It is important to have any problems with your prostate checked out, especially if you are experiencing symptoms that make you uncomfortable. However, you should try not to worry too much until you know more. Read More
The Prostatic Urethral Lift Procedure involves “pinning” back the side lobes of the prostate, thereby opening the channel for passing water, without the need to remove any tissue. Often it can be done under local anaesthesia, though at this stage, it is also often done with a general anaesthetic. The “pins” are placed using a specifically approved device, called “UroLift”, and remain in the prostate after the operation. The operation has not been carried out extensively in the UK, however this may be an option for men wishing to preserve ejaculation. Read More
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
The prostate gland is situated under the bladder and surrounds the first part of the urethra, the tube through which urine passes. The prostate is about the size of walnut and as men age, it grows in size. This growth is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and is mostly harmless, but since the enlarged prostate compresses the urethra, the flow of urethra can be affected. When symptoms become bothersome, your urologist may prescribe medications. When medications are ineffective, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) surgery may be the option to treat the enlargement. Read More