Many people don’t think of healthy urinary function as interesting, at least not until they have an issue. But urinary problems from BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia can be annoying, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland. BPH occurs in almost all men as they age. BPH is usually not a serious problem, but it can affect your health and your mood. Learn about the symptoms of BPH and its cause. Lifestyle changes, such as cutting back on caffeine and alcohol, can sometimes be enough to reduce your symptoms.
Schedule a BPH Consultation
Don’t let an enlarged prostate hold you back any longer. Schedule your BPH consultation today and take the first step towards relief and improved quality of life.
Some men shy away from talking about what’s really important. Don’t be that kind of man, especially if it concerns cancer. Instead, begin by talking with Dr. David and asking how to do self screening for testicular cancer.
Rare But Deadly
As with all cancers in general, early detection provides a better chance for survival. Finding it at an early stage makes treatment more successful and can allow for more options to be offered.
The only method for initially diagnosing testicular cancer is a self exam once a month. In addition, ask your physician to do an annual exam. Find out from the professional what to look for and what you should especially notice if something is wrong. Doing the self exam helps to establish your “normal.”
Although testicular cancer is rare compared with other male cancers, it can still be quite deadly if left untreated.
Self Screening Tips
Begin in the shower with warm water.
Although each scrotum may be different, each testis is smooth and oval shaped
Feel each testis one at a time using your thumb and two fingers to feel both sides
Testicular cancer usually develops in only one testicle, so this comparison each month can help you notice any changes
It is normal for one testis to be larger than the other
Become familiar with the epididymis, a tube behind the testicle so as not to mistake it for an abnormality
Feel for lumps, bumps, and nodules and be aware cancer can be painless
Don’t squeeze so hard to cause pain
Look for changes in size, shape, and texture
As you practice this self-screening each month you will become more familiar with your body and be able to detect any changes.
Other Signs To Look For
Although the self exam is the first line of defense, there are some other red flags that you should be aware of, like if one testicle is swollen or feels weighty in your scrotum. Any fluid, pain, or dull ache should be examined by Dr. David.
Testicular cancer can progress quickly, so the monthly self screening is a habit worth starting.
Contact David Urology at (818) 590-5020 with questions or if you are noticing any testicular changes.
If a man is having difficulty in the bedroom, he is not likely to talk about it, but he doesn’t have to suffer in silence. There is a safe and effective way to overcome erectile dysfunction with a penile implant. Here are just 7 of the many benefits of penile implants for erectile dysfunction.
It’s A Common Problem
A penile implant can be used when there is a clear medical cause for erectile dysfunction and if the problem is unlikely to resolve naturally or with other medical treatments.
Erectile dysfunction is a problem more common than you may think, and the only answer is not taking a pill every time you want to have sex. A more permanent solution is a penile implant. There are two types of implants, and Dr.Richard David can recommend which one might be right for you during an appointment at our office in Sherman Oaks, CA.
What makes ED such a common problem is the fact that the causes are quite common.
They include any or any combination of the following issues:
An injury, such as injury of the brain or spinal cord
A heart condition
High blood pressure
Excessive alcohol consumption
Trauma to the genital area
An operation, such as prostate gland removal
Of course depression and anxiety can lead to ED and then can make it even worse.
A man with ED is not alone!
7 Benefits Of A Penile Implant
There are endless benefits to a penile implant, but we will discuss seven.
A Discreet Solution
Since the implant is completely invisible located inside the penis, no one needs to know.
High Satisfaction Rate
Before making a big decision, it is always helpful to know how satisfied others have been. There is a 90-95% satisfaction rate of men and their partners after having a penile implant.
Safe And Effective
Penile implant surgery has a very low infection rate post operation. Special antibiotics and techniques are utilized that reduce the possibility of infection.
Long Lasting Results
Most penile implants last 15 to 20 years. Understand that the implant is a medical device which can break or have problems. This can be corrected by another short procedure.
On Demand Erections
You can have an on demand erection in just 15 seconds whenever and however long you want.
Penile implant surgery takes about one hour to complete, and you can go home afterward. You can resume normal activities in one week, but should wait 6 weeks to have sex.
No Changes To Sexual Enjoyment
Maybe the most important benefit is there are no changes to sensation, ability to have an orgasm, or to ejaculate.
Contact Dr. Richard David in Sherman Oaks, CA at (818)590-5020 if you would like to further explore the benefits of penile implants.
Dr. Richard David, Chief Medical Officer at Skyline Urology discusses the benefits of screening and early detection in catching prostate cancer early. Urologists from coast to coast have observed their male patients delay prostate cancer screening over the last year. Dr. David’s interview with the Up to the Minute News Podcast helps raises awareness about prostate cancer screening and non-invasive treatments like HIFU with the Sonablate that result in effective cancer control with a lower incidence in side effects!
Call our office in Sherman Oaks, CA, at (818) 990-5020, for more information or to schedule a prostate screening with Dr. David today!
Dr. Richard David discusses prostate cancer, the role of PSA in screening, and HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, as a radiation-free treatment option that he has been offering his localized prostate cancer patients for over ten years. For more information about prostate cancer & to schedule an appointment to discuss your prostate cancer treatment options call Dr. David at (818) 990-5020.
A vasectomy may seem like a permanent fix to most men as it shuts the door on having any or more children. The truth is, that is not the whole story. Half a million men decide to have a vasectomy each year in the US. The decision begins with when is the right time to get a vasectomy and more importantly, is it right for you?