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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate becomes enlarged and leads to trouble urinating. Roughly 90 percent of men between the ages of 45 and 80 years old suffer from symptoms of BPH. As an urologist with WakeMed Urology, I see patients who suffer from BPH, and offer the following information about this disorder. Symptoms […]

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Men’s Plumbing: By the Ages

Urologists are physicians who focus on the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive organs.  But when should men see a urologist?  WakeMed urologist, Dr. Ian Udell, MD, discussed some of the most common things he sees in men at various ages. Men in their 20s to 40s Testicular Cancer The average age […]

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Erectile Dysfunction

More than 50 percent of men ages 40 to 70 have some degree of erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. Factors Leading to Erectile Dysfunction There are multiple reasons why erectile dysfunction can occur. These include the following: Aging Other comorbidities (ex: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, […]

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The Kidney Stone Diet

We live in what is known as the ‘stone belt’. That’s because there are increased risk factors for kidney stone formation. A lot of these kidney stone risk factors are lifestyle based. Making the necessary changes can help with preventing and reducing the frequency of kidney stones. More than 80% of kidney stones are made […]

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10 Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Regarded as a somewhat taboo topic, erectile dysfunction is more common than you’d think. While it is often thought of as a condition affecting older men, erectile dysfunction can actually affect men as young as their 20s! Defining Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a urological condition affecting men. Sometimes referred to as ‘impotence’, ED is […]

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