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How Your Diet Can Help Keep Away Kidney Stones

According to Harvard Medical School, approximately 19% of men and 9% of women will experience a kidney stone by age 70.

If you have never experienced the excruciating pain of passing a kidney stone, consider yourself to be very lucky. If you have had at least one, unfortunately you are likely to have another. In either case you should keep reading to learn how your diet can help keep these painful stones at bay.

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6 Natural Testosterone Boosters You Can Try Today

Remember during puberty when your “little boy voice” disappeared, and you woke up one morning transformed with a deeper “manly” voice?  Testosterone is the hormone that causes these types of changes, and for men it is a vitally important hormone that can affect their general health.

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How Is An Enlarged Prostate Diagnosed?

urology doctorThe prostate is a small, muscular gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It slowly swells as a man gets older, squeezing the urethra and limiting the flow of urine. An enlarged prostate is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.

Accompanying symptoms can be mild to severe and usually get worse over time. Diagnosis helps to rule out other more serious conditions and can help to manage the symptoms and treat the condition.

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What’s The Solution For Urinary Incontinence?

Have you ever had a great time with friends laughing out loud, but found yourself uncontrollably leaking urine?  You might have even thought “I’m too young for this to be happening.”

The truth is urinary incontinence is not just for older women. It can happen to women of all ages during exercise or while laughing, sneezing and coughing. This particular type of incontinence  is known as stress urinary incontinence and it is quite prevalent.

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Tips To Keep Your Kidneys Free Of Stones

Anyone who has ever experienced the knife-like pain of passing a kidney stone vows to do everything to keep their kidneys free of stones in the future. Those lucky enough to have never had a stone, listen up, because these tips may save you from a whole world of hurt.

Whichever column you fit in to, it can’t “hurt” to do a quick review, or learn for the first time, how to avoid kidney stones.

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What Every Man Should Know About Vasectomies

Half a million men in the U.S. undergo a vasectomy each year, and it has now become the most commonly performed urological procedure. By comparison though, three times more women undergo permanent contraception. With tubal ligation comes more health risks for the female because it is a more invasive procedure. In addition, it is much more costly, and it requires a longer recovery time. What’s wrong with this picture?

It’s time to clear up some myths about vasectomy and provide some factual information that every man should know.

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