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December 2017

Let’s Talk BPH

By: Arkansas Urology

BPH, otherwise known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is an enlarged prostate gland. When the prostate gland becomes enlarged it can create problems with urinating due to the enlargement narrowing or blocking the urethra, making it difficult to urinate. BPH is very common in men as they get older. The cause of BPH can be blamed on changes in hormone balance and cell growth, as well as genetics.

Symptoms of BPH can include having trouble starting and stopping urinating, a frequent feeling of needing to go, pain when urinating, and not feeling like you have emptied your bladder. The most common symptom is an enlarged prostate. Again, due to the prostate being enlarged with the potential to block your urethra, it could lead to other complications such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, or blood in your urine. On the other hand, you also may have no signs of symptoms.

In order to properly diagnose BPH, your doctor may conduct several tests ranging from a physical exam to taking a urine sample or performing a rectal exam. Treatment options can be as simple as at home treatments. This could include avoiding caffeine and alcohol, steering clear of medicines that make going to the restroom difficult, and emptying your bladder as best as you can. If at home treatments do not prove to be an effective method of treating your BPH, your doctor may prescribe medication or suggest surgery to relieve your symptoms if they persist. Surgery options could include transurethral incision of the prostate, laser therapy, microwave therapy, or needle ablation.

Be sure to check with your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or others since prostate cancer and BPH have similar symptoms. While BPH does not cause prostate cancer, since the symptoms are similar it is certainly important to be seen by your doctor.

 

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November 2017

Why Does my Bladder Hurt?

By: Arkansas Urology

Millions of Americans suffer from bladder pain without ever knowing what the source of their discomfort is. While there could be multiple causes for your pain, the most common causes are interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infection, kidney stones and bladder cancer. Sometimes, the bladder may not be the source of the pain so several tests or procedures may need to be conducted to rule out different diagnoses. 

 

One of the most common causes as previously stated is interstitial cystitis, which is also referred to as painful bladder syndrome. It is chronic pain that can often be confused with urinary tract infections since you frequently feel the need to urinate repeatedly, ranging from 40-60 times a day. Other symptoms will vary between individuals so it is more difficult to diagnose. 

When you visit your doctor, they may request you submit to several tests such as providing a urine sample, cystoscopy, ultrasound, imaging test, or CT scan. Dependent upon what your results are after performing these tests or various others, your doctor may offer several treatments options ranging from medication to bladder distension, nerve stimulation, acupuncture, or surgery. It is best to discuss your treatment options with your doctor.

Changing and monitoring your diet can also help to relieve pain. Watch for what you eat and if it irritates you, write it down so you know to skip that particular type of food. Monitoring your liquid intake can also prove to be helpful. Steer clear of caffeinated beverages as they often act as a diuretic.

While bladder pain often affects more women than men, it does not mean men are exempt. Because bladder pain can be a result of multiple causes, it is best to not ignore or dismiss your pain and make an appointment to see your doctor.

 

 

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November 2017

No Shave November

By: Arkansas Urology

Movember is the movement to grow mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Movember is not only about cancer but other men’s health issues from suicide prevention to depression to healthy lifestyle. No Shave November is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing cancer awareness. They believe in fundraising for cancer prevention, research and education. Throughout the month of November, men do not shave their beards and women can forego shaving their legs in order to spark conversations about cancer awareness. Since many lose their hair when undergoing cancer treatment, men will grow their hair in order to prevent and educate others about the seriousness of cancer. 

Both movements and organizations have the same goal in mind to raise awareness for men’s health and cancer. They both encourage letting your hair grow a bit longer in November. They both raise money along with raising awareness and donate to organizations that assist their causes. And of course, you can participate in either on whatever scale you would like. You never have to officially sign up or raise money just to help grow awareness with your growing hair.

Both are definitely unique ways to raise cancer and men’s health awareness. Many people do it in honor or memory of someone who is battling or passed away from cancer. For those who have a personal tie to cancer or men’s health issues, Movember and No Shave November can take on a special meaning.

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October 2017

How to Reduce Bladder Leakage

By: Arkansas Urology

 

If you suffer from overactive bladder (OAB) and are wondering if there are any ways you can reduce your bladder leakage, you are in luck. Fortunately, there are several ways you can work to reduce accident causing leaks from overactive bladder. Knowing which type of incontinence you suffer from can also be helpful in targeting it. The main two types of incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

Make sure that if you wear adult diapers or absorbent products that they fit you correctly and are the right absorbency for your individual needs. Take time to test out various products to find the best option for you since they can each offer various protection levels. Doing so can go a long way in preventing surprise mishaps.

If you have issues with night time incontinence, cut off your liquid intake 2-3 hours before bedtime and make sure to empty your bladder before heading to bed. Additionally, make sure you are steering clear of caffeine and alcohol which both act as a diuretic. By checking your food and liquid intake, you may be able to target what irritates your bladder. As you review your diet, check to see if you are getting all of the vitamins and nutrients you need. For example, vitamin D and magnesium can possibly help to reduce bladder spasms. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor before you decide to take optional supplements.

Did you know losing weight can help as well? Working out can relieve the pressure added weight can place on your bladder and pelvic muscles. Another exercise you can perform that may not lead to losing weight but is helpful, is performing kegel exercises. Try squeezing your pelvic muscles when using the restroom to stop yourself from going. By practicing and strengthening these muscles, you can train your muscles to prevent leaks.

If these tips are not giving you the results you desire, be sure to talk to your doctor about various other options such as surgery and medications. There are multiple solutions available to relieve you of your incontinence.

 

 

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Swings for Screens

Teach. Test. Treat. The Swings for Screens Foundation provides free patient education and health screenings men. We want to be at your next event.

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free and complete health screening.

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