Author: Southland Urology

Overactive Bladder: How to Retrain Your Bladder

If you have it, you know what we mean by an overactive bladder. You need to pee more than normal, a lot more than normal. You must know where the nearest bathroom is at all times. The medical name is urinary incontinence. You know that too. What you might not know is what to do about it is how to retrain your bladder.

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Who Is a Candidate for an Artificial Urinary Sphincter?

When your urinary sphincter is working properly, it allows urine to pass from the bladder into the urethra and out of your body. It is a small muscle that controls urine flow, and when the muscle contracts, it closes the opening of the bladder and stops urine from leaving your body. However, if this muscle is not working as it should, you may have urinary incontinence and not be able to control when you pee. It’s possible to have an artificial one implanted, but who is a candidate for an artificial urinary sphincter?

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What Is Bladder Training for Urinary Incontinence?

Regardless of the reason, having urinary incontinence is embarrassing and let’s face it, you feel like you have lost control of your body. It’s humiliating, but things don’t have to stay this way. Take advantage of all the positive treatments and lifestyle changes you can pursue. You can regain control. What is bladder training for urinary incontinence? Let’s start here.

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How Is Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosed?

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed? It is typically done through the process of elimination. There are so many factors involved in getting and maintaining an erection firm enough to have sexual relations, your doctor will test one possibility at a time to finally reach the real cause. Only then can proper treatment be provided.

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When to See a Men’s Health Specialist

Whether you are the type of person who likes to make face-to-face contact with a men’s health doctor or you prefer a more laid-back and confidential approach online, it is easy to find one of today’s men’s health specialists. Whatever works for you, do it. Your only decision now is when to see a men’s health specialist.

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No-Scalpel Vasectomy vs Traditional Vasectomy: What to Know

If you are thinking about having a vasectomy in the near future, there are many things to consider. Are you absolutely sure you don’t want any more children? Is your partner in full agreement with your decision? Are you positive you wouldn’t want to be a father if you met a new partner? Beyond those questions, it’s important to understand the type of procedure you would like to have. We are here to break down the differences between a no-scalpel and traditional vasectomy. 

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Understanding the Types of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a touchy subject. It used to be taboo in polite conversation. Men did not want to acknowledge its existence and only discussed it with their doctor when they were forced to. Times have changed with TV advertisements for ED being a common occurrence, but many men still find it difficult to discuss ED with their doctors. Maybe understanding the types of erectile dysfunction will make it easier to broach the subject.

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