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What Are the Best Treatments for BPH?

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Methods for treating BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) can range from just taking a few pills to complex procedures that require the skills of the best medical experts to complete. Although the disorder is not considered to be life-threatening, and it often doesn’t lead to major complications, leaving it untreated for a long time can become extremely uncomfortable as well as painful. Moreover, long term complications can never be ruled out and there is a possibility that the problem will return after initial treatment, if the treatment wasn’t properly chosen. Drug Treatments Selecting the best treatment for BPH can depend on many variables, and most of all it will depend on the health and underlying problems that the patient has already been experiencing. If you have certain disorders already, then some…
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Understanding What A Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) Means?

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  Prostatic artery embolization, often referred to simply as PAE, is a procedure used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH or prostate enlargement, the most common type of benign tumor in men. The procedure is relatively new – the first intervention took place in 2009 – and it has been developed to provide a minimally invasive alternative to the major surgery used for the treatment of prostate enlargement called the trans-urethral resection of prostate and to ensure high efficiency while also reducing healing time and suffering. What Is Prostate Enlargement? The prostate is a small male organ responsible for producing some types of fluid in semen and that also has a role in ejaculation. Located in front of the bladder and partially wrapped around the…
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Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon

Dental Care
Oral surgery is required to solve some serious conditions such as tooth decay, jaw bone or gum disease. Left untreated, these conditions will expand to other teeth/ jawbone areas and even lead to infections and sepsis. For this reason, if you are recommended to have oral surgery, you should not think twice about it. This does not mean that your worries are not valid. Any kind of surgery carries an inherent risk. However, oral surgeons are prepared to allay your fears with clear and simple answers to your questions. Prepare Yourself before the First Appointment with the Oral Surgeon During the first appointment, the oral surgeon will evaluate your case by: Examining the affected area Explaining to you the extent of the condition and the type of surgery that will…
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Understanding the Importance of an Annual Skin Exam

Dermatology
There are over 3,000 skin diseases. However, cancer is the most problematic of them all. Despite the fact that skin cancer is one of the most frequent types of cancer in the USA, annual skin exams can detect it in its earliest stage, and therefore can help apply the necessary treatment as soon as possible, with optimum results. There are certain risk factors due to which an annual skin check is highly recommended. Such factors may include having red or blonde hair, having a light hair color, a skin which can get sunburn quite easily or if you have a family history of melanoma. At the same time, it may be indicated to do the annual skin exam if you had many tanning bed uses in the past or in…
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Why Should You See a Hormone Specialist as You Age?

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Endocrinology is the science that studies hormonal diseases. The endocrinologist diagnoses and treats hormonal problems and their complications. Hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception and movement, and hormonal imbalances are the cause of many diseases. We have over 50 different hormones in our body. They can exist in very small quantities and yet they can have a significant impact on the body's functioning and development. Poly-cystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women, along with autoimmune thyroid disease. When do you need an endocrinologist? If your doctor suspects that your condition is related to the production of hormones, they may recommend an endocrinology consultation - the endocrinologist is the specialist who establishes the diagnosis and the treatment of diseases that affect glands and…
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The Benefits of Sedation During Oral Surgery

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Some forms of oral surgery, such as simple extractions, the removal of oral warts or inflamed salivary glands, are often performed under local anesthesia, sedation being commonly used for more complex interventions, such as complicated wisdom tooth removal or jaw surgeries. However, sedation can be chosen by the patient for simple interventions as well – here are the benefits. More Comfort for Patients Suffering from Dentist Phobia Many people avoid visits to the dentist because they dread the procedure – the problem is usually rooted in a traumatic experience in the past that prevents the patient from even thinking of going to the dentist. Fortunately, sedation dentistry has provided a solution for the issue – the patient can choose the most suitable level of sedation (sedation through inhaled nitrous oxide…
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Why Do You Need Orthopedic Shoes?

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If you have the best looking pair of orthopedic shoes, people will automatically assume that you need braces to correct your posture. This is not necessarily true. There are many other reasons why you may need orthopedic shoes. First, you will have to know the reasons for wearing the correct footwear. You may not be able to wear the same type of shoes on and off everyday. This is due to the fact that you may have to move around in your shoes for a long time. Orthopedic shoes were made to support your feet and increase your comfort. It does this by providing a well-fitting shoe with an adjustable height. This will allow your feet to move in the shoe while being supported. The shoe will always be kept…
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Is Flossing More Important Than Brushing?

Dental Care
What is the ideal ritual for adequate oral hygiene? Surprisingly, there is no consensus even among dentists and scientists, let alone among the general public. And one of the questions that create heated debates is: flossing or brushing? Or, for that matter, can you replace one with the other? If you go unprepared to do an internet search, the answers will confuse you. Some people vouch for tooth brushing. Others state that it is quite enough to floss. In this article, we will look at the debate from a strictly medical perspective and use reputable sources of information. What Does Flossing Do? When you floss your teeth, you pass a special type of thread between your teeth, dislodging food residues that get stuck in these tight spaces. Flossing is easy…
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Can A Counselor Help With Life Problems?

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A counselor or a therapist is a certified professional who helps people deal with various emotional or mental health issues. The type of therapy a counselor can offer is talking with the person, learning about their background, their problems and their behavioral patterns.   Thus, the counselor can identify the root of a person’s emotional or psychological issues and suggest a specific course of treatment. In some cases, the counselor can help the patient simply by talking to them and teaching them to change their thought system and behaviors in order to live a better life.   In other cases, the counselor will refer the patient to another specialist, such as a psychiatrist or a neurologist, if the problem is beyond their field of expertise.   What Kind of Life…
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Taking a Well-Deserved Break from an Overwhelming Situation: What Is Respite Care?

Senior Health
There has been a lot of talk about in-home care solutions and whether or not people might have the necessary resources and psychological stability to deal with their elder or disabled family members without some form of assistance.     Even though you might pride yourself as a caring parent, dealing with a child who has some form of disability, or with a disabled older family member who can’t take care of most of their basic needs on their own, can be quite taxing. This is why respite care solutions were developed in the first place: to help families get a well-earned break from having to offer care all the time, and to gain some time-limited professional assistance that might also help them learn a little more about how to…
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