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Welcome to Fifth Avenue Urology, the practice of Drs. Michael S. Brodherson, Yaniv M. Larish, and Leonard Glickman. We are located in Manhattan, in New York City’s beautiful Upper East Side. We offer the most advanced state of the art diagnosis and treatment for all problems of the male and female urological and reproductive systems.

Dr. Brodherson has been the Interim Chief of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Dr. Larish served as the former chief resident in the same department. They are both focused on providing exceptional, detail oriented, unrushed, and compassionate urological care to men and women of all ages. Both physicians view the ability to practice medicine as a privilege, not a right. They treat their patients with respect, professionalism and compassion.


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Michael S. Brodherson, M.D.

dr-michael-brodherson-top-urologist-nycDr. Brodherson has been in the private practice of urology on New York’s Upper East Side since 1979 when he finished his training at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is known throughout the New York metropolitan area as a senior, highly skilled, capable and compassionate general urologist with vast expertise in his field.

Besides a full office practice, he has a special interest in the urologic care and treatment of complex surgical and gynecological operative procedures involving urology secondarily. Since Dr. Brodherson has extensive experience in open urologic procedures he is an ideal expert consultant for these complicated cases of other specialties and is well known to be available on an emergency basis for immediate consultation in such matters.


Yaniv M. Larish, M.D.

dr-yaniv-larish-fifth-avenue-urology2Dr. Larish is a urologist and surgeon treating women and men with a variety of urological conditions. His expertise is in treating complex kidney stones, enlarged prostates (BPH), incontinence, erectile dysfunction, infertility, and urological oncology (prostate, bladder, kidney, and adrenal cancers). He is an expert in general urology and is often consulted for second opinions.

Dr. Larish’s dedication to patients and their families drives his belief in prompt evaluation and care. He treats all his patients like family. As such, same day appointments are available for urgent issues and house calls can be made in select cases.


Leonard Glickman, M.D.

top-urologist-nyc-glickmanDr. Glickman is specialty-trained in robotic and minimally invasive surgery for treatment of a variety of kidney and prostate conditions including kidney and prostate cancer. He also sees patients for a variety of other urologic conditions including general urology consultations, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, anti-aging treatments, vasectomy, and male infertility.

Dr. Glickman is committed to providing his patients with the best care possible while maintaining a warm and comforting bedside manner. He is up to date on the latest treatments and technologies.

What Is a Vasectomy and A Vasectomy Reversal?

A vasectomy is an operation for men that ensures their partners will not get pregnant. The procedure can take place in the urologist’s office without putting you to sleep. The purpose of this treatment is to stop sperms from leaving the testicles. As a result, it prevents your partner from getting pregnant.

Vasectomy

vasectomy-info-top-urologists-nyc-01Under normal circumstances, the epididymis holds sperm and other male hormones after the testicles make them. When you ejaculate, the epididymis sends sperm to the Vas deferens that carries the sperm to the prostate where it mixes with the seminal fluid and vesicles, and then flows out of the penis. A vasectomy, in the most basic of terms, splits the tubes that carry the sperm from the testes to the prostate. Vasectomy can happen in two different ways, and your urologist can get either one.

Conventional Vasectomy

In a conventional vasectomy, your urologist will make one or two small cuts on the skin of your scrotum to access the vas deferens. Once they reach the vas deferens, they will then cut a small piece from your Vas Deferens, which will leave a small gap between the two ends. The gap ensures that the Vas Deferens is not able to heal over time and cannot send the sperm to the prostate. Further measures to ensure proper sterilization include your urologist searing the cuts and then tying the cut ends with sutures. Your urologist may repeat these steps for other Vas deferens and then close the scrotal cuts with stitches.

Non-Conventional Vasectomy

In the non-conventional Vasectomy, or the no-scalpel-vasectomy, the urologist skips the scalpel and instead takes a very different approach to the procedure. In this procedure, your urologist will feel for the Vas Deferens and hold them in place with a small clamp. After holding them in place, your urologist will make a tiny hole in the skin of your scrotum and stretch it to gently pull out the Vas Deferens. Once they pull out the Vas Deferens, they will cut, sear, and stitch, and put them back in place.

The Effectiveness of a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a 100% effective, and ensures that there is no sperm when you ejaculate. Although in some cases, men were able to make their partners pregnant after a vasectomy. These cases are very rare and often the fault of the urologist.

Vasectomy Reversal

vasectomy-reversal-info-top-urologists-nyc-02A vasectomy reversal, as the name implies, is when a person gets a reversal of their vasectomy for any reason they see fit. Now, unlike a vasectomy, this is a little more complicated, and you will always be unconscious during the procedure. There are two methods of reversing a vasectomy, both of which are simple on paper but quite difficult in practice.

Vavosectamy

A vavosectamy is a process where your urologist reconnects the vas deferens separated previously. They undo the sutures of the vasectomy, and then reconnect the Vas deferens and stitch them together. Now, this is quite the delicate process, so it takes them a little longer.

Vasoepididymostomy

Vasoepididymostomy is the recommended treatment when a vavosectamy isn’t possible for any reason. So, instead of joining the Vas Deferens together, they attach the Vas Deferens to the small organs called epididymis. Epididymis holds your sperm. Connecting Vas Deferens to epididymis allows the process to start all over again.

Conclusion

Vasectomy is quite a common treatment today. If you are looking to get this treatment or to reverse vasectomy, call us at Fifth Avenue Urology today.

Urology: Overactive Bladder

overactive-bladder-info-03An overactive bladder (OAB) is a very troublesome and embarrassing condition, which leads to sudden urination or frequent urge to urinate. This can be a serious problem at certain moments, and it is unfortunately a lot more common than most people believe. Nearly 33 million Americans suffer from some form of overactive bladder, which means that this is not just some isolated incident.

There are a large variety of bladder conditions that fall under this larger term of overactive bladder, most of them being incontinence. And due to its incredibly unpredictable nature, people who suffer from overactive bladder (OAB) reduce their social activities, as they may end up in a very awkward an unsettling situation.

Causes of Overactive Bladder

overactive-bladder-info-urologist-nyc-01The causes for an overactive bladder (OAB) are a little tricky to pin down, as there are a lot of different variables that can contribute to a lack of bladder control. In some cases, it can be a temporary reaction to what you ate or drank. At other times, it can be a sign for something a little more dangerous and possibly life changing. Some of the causes of an overactive bladder (OAB) are:

  1. Consuming caffeine, alcohol, or medicine that produces more urine
  2. Drinking too much water
  3. Bladder abnormalities or difficulty emptying the bladder
  4. Urinary tract infections

It is often hard to say what causes an OAB, simply because there are just too many variables in play to determine properly. However, there is a way to find out what is causing it, and that is by looking at some of the symptoms of an OAB.

Symptoms of Overactive Bladder

overactive-female-bladder-info-urologist-nyc-02Although an OAB is a very serious problem that can drastically change how people live their lives, it is very easy to spot if you have one or not. Under normal circumstances, the kidneys produce urine that goes to your bladder, and when the muscles in the bladder relax the urine releases. That said, in an overactive bladder the muscles contract involuntarily releasing urine at unintended times.

However, since urine leakage can happen for other reasons than a serious problem, if you experience a little incontinence it does not mean that you have an OAB. But if you experience the following symptoms, then it is possible that you may have an OAB.

  1. Frequent urination, you may be urinating more than eight time a day
  2. Loss of urine involuntarily on a regular basis
  3. Sudden urges or uncontrollable needs to urinate
  4. Waking up in the middle of the night to urinate frequently

Now since overactive bladder refers to a wide array of different bladder conditions, symptoms can vary from person to person. So without the help of a medical professional, it can be very hard finding out whether or not you really have an overactive bladder.

Conclusion

An overactive bladder is a very disturbing and often awkward condition that greatly affects the lives of people that have it. But since the symptoms for an OAB can be very diverse and misleading, it is very hard to tell whether or not you have the condition. Therefore, before you jump to conclusions about what conditions you have, you should first meet with a urologist that can give you proper medical advice.

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Urinary Incontinence: Men vs. Women

urinary-incontinence-men-women-01Urinary incontinence is quite a common condition among people of all ages. Millions of people in the United States alone suffer from Urinary incontinence. These people differ in age, race, and of course gender. While it is definitely more likely for women to have urinary incontinence, men also suffer from this condition at an unprecedented rate, but for very different reasons.

While Urinary incontinence is a direct result of a prostate issue in men, women can have this condition for a number of different reasons. These reasons also make them a lot more susceptible to this disease regardless of their age.

Urinary Incontinence in Men

Urinary incontinence in men is especially common at an older age because of the rapid growth of the prostate. The prostate is a small organ between your penis and the bladder from where urine and sperm pass through to go out of the body. The prostate tends to get bigger as men get older, putting men at a much greater risk of a UI. Of course, age is not the only factor that determines UI. Prostate cancer, constipation, Urinary Tract infection and an enlarged prostate are all factors that contribute to Urinary incontinence.

Urinary Incontinence in Women

Unlike men, who have a single body part that is often responsible for Urinary Incontinence, women can have a number of reasons contributing to this condition. Some of the reasons why women have Urinary incontinence include menopause, pregnancy, and a urinary tract infection. Urinary Incontinence is especially common during Menopause and pregnancy, and is a major reason why women are more likely to have UI rather than men. They are also more susceptible to getting Urinary incontinence as they get older much like men.

Types of Urinary Incontinence

types-urinary-incontinence-men-womenThere are many different types of Urinary incontinence and almost none of them are gender specific. Some of the most famous types of UI are the stress and urge UI. Both of these are very common among both men and women and each is very different. The stress condition is when urine start to leak when the body is put under the slightest amount of stress. This means that exercising, laughing, sneezing, and even coughing can lead to people urinating. Urge is completely different where people will feel a sudden urge to urinate but will not be able to make it to the bathroom in time.

Other types include overflow and functional UI that are not as common, yet quite serious conditions. Overflow is when the bladder is never able to fully empty. This conditions results in urine leakage and the person has very little or no control over it . Functional incontinence is possibly the most dangerous as it is when you have the need to urinate and you feel it, but due to some other mental or physical ailment you are not able to go to the bathroom.

Conclusion

A Urinary incontinence is a very serious and often a very embarrassing issue that can often put you into a very uncomfortable spot. But as difficult as this condition may seem, there is nothing that a quick trip to a urologist can’t help. We have some of the most talented and dedicated urologists looking to help you with your conditions.

Visit our Fifth Avenue Urology website to learn more about our urologists and get help with your condition.

Urological Treatments for Kidney Stones

NYC Urologist for Kidney StonesDo you have kidney stones? Your urine contains a large number of minerals and salts that it carries out of your body. But if your urine has too many of these minerals and salts, you can develop stones inside the body. Now, usually these stones are very small and don’t lead to very serious problems. However, in some cases, these stones can grow much larger and lead to more complications.

If you happen to have trouble urinating or if you are experiencing immense pain in your kidneys or near your bladder, it is most likely due to the kidney stones.  If the diagnosis shows that the pain that you are experiencing is because of the stones, you should seek proper treatment immediately. But what type of treatment should you get? How many types of treatments are available for this condition?

Treatment Options for Kidney Stones

There are a lot of treatment options that you can opt for when looking for a how to treat your kidney stones. Some of these treatment options can be very simple procedures, but some can even require you to go through a surgery. So, depending on the severity of the issue (and professional advice) here are some of the treatment options you can go for.

Ureteroscopy (URS)

This simple procedure helps remove the stone from the ureter or kidney. A urologist will pass a small telescope into the bladder that goes through the urine track to check for the stones in the kidney, ureter, or even the bladder. Once they spot the stone they will start to take out the stone using specific stone removing tools.

This is a procedure that completely undergoes incisions, and doesn’t require you to be completely asleep. With the help of light anesthetic and their tools they will remove the stone and then a stent that will help you urinate easily.

Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

SWL is also a procedure that completely removes the need for a surgery and instead uses shockwaves on the stone to break it into small pieces that will pass into the urine. Urologists will first locate the stone using an X-ray, and then proceed to hit that area with shockwaves. This process requires a lot more patience and can feel a little uncomfortable due to the shockwaves. There are some side affects to this treatment like blood in the urine, and pain in the affected area after the treatment.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a surgical procedure that is arguably the best procedure for larger rocks in the body. In this procedure a urologist will make an incision big enough to pass a telescope into the kidney. After locating the rock they will break it using surgical instruments and suck it out of the kidney. The suction tube often stays in place to take urine and blood out of the kidney and into a bag, all of which can happen overnight or may take a few nights.

Conclusion

Of course, these are only some of the most famous ways of getting stones out of your kidney. However, the most important part of the procedure is the urologist who will be performing it. For only the most professional and experienced urologist to handle your case, contact us today.

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Testicular Cancer

Urologist for Testicular Cancer NYCWhat is testicular cancer? The testicles are some of the most important parts of the body, as they house most of the male hormones. They also produce testosterone, which is responsible for the development of all male reproductive organs and other physical characteristics. This makes the threat of testicular cancer all the more worrying, as this condition can have a serious impact on your life.

Testicular cancer occurs within the testicles located inside the scrotum, the scrotum being the loose bag of skin beneath the penis. Now, compared to other types of cancer, testicular cancer is actually very rare. However, it is the most common form of cancer in American men between the ages of 15 and 35. But it is a highly treatable form of cancer, even if it has spread a little further than the testicles.

Causes of Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a very tricky subject when it comes to its causes. It is not exactly clear what causes the condition, but doctors do know that cancer within the testicles only occurs when its healthy cells alter in some way. In most normal cases, the cells in your body develop and divide in an orderly way, which keeps your body functioning properly. But some cells can develop abnormalities leading to them dividing at an unprecedented rate. So, when the cells keep dividing even when there is no need for new cells, they accumulate into a mass inside the testicles.

Although most testicular cancers begin in the germ cells, medical professionals have yet to know what causes it to be so. It is possible that testicular cancer is the cause of your prior ailments.

Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer Urologist - Treatment InfoEven if you don’t know exactly how you would get testicular cancer in the first place, the threat of testicular cancer for children and men between the ages of 15 and 35 is very real. So, instead of focusing on how you got it, you should focus more on finding out if you have it. Lucky for you, testicular cancer has a few very recognizable symptoms that can help you find out if something is wrong. These symptoms include:

  1. Heaviness in the scrotum
  2. Back pain
  3. Pain in the testicles, scrotum, or abdomen
  4. A lump in either one of the testicles
  5. Fluid suddenly entering the scrotum

While you may see back pain as a rather generic symptom, a lump on your testicles can never be a good sign.

Risks of Testicular Cancer

Even though testicular cancer doesn’t discriminate and can happen to any man at any age, people with certain factors are a lot more susceptible to getting this condition. Age is a major factor, as males between the age of 15 and 35 are a lot more susceptible to contracting testicular cancer. Other factors that increase the risk of getting testicular cancer include your family history and abnormal testicular development. However, the most pressing factor is an undescended testicle. Men, whose testicles did not descend normally or descended at a very young age, are at a much higher risk of having testicular cancer.

Conclusion

Testicular cancer is a very serious disease that, regardless of its ease of treatment and straightforward symptoms, can be very dangerous for you. And even if you can’t seem to spot the symptoms yourself, there is nothing that a quick visit to a urologist won’t show you.

If you are looking for a urologist, visit our website to learn more about the condition and its treatments.

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Signs of a Good Urologist

Good Top Best Urologist NYCWhat are the signs of a good urologist? Urologists are some of the most important medical professionals in health care today. Their expertise in urinary healthcare makes them crucial to both men and women alike. However, not all urologists are the same. It is imperative for you to know how to tell the difference between a good one and a bad one. Here is a list of the signs of a good urologist to help you pick the professional you can trust.

What Makes a Good Urologist?

It can be quite a challenge to find the right urologist because people usually do not have much information about this profession and its specifics. These professionals are responsible for checking up your urological system. You can recognize the best of their profession with the following signs:

1.    Should Be Able To Empathize With Patients

You should always look for a urologist that can really empathize with you and the condition that you are facing. Urologists also become a primary care doctor for most people, so being able to build a professional yet sympathetic relationship with patients is a skill that is essential to urologists. You should not feel as though you are just a customer for the doctor who has decided to treat you.

2.    Should Adapt To Newer Forms of Technology

You have to understand that doctors, surgeons, specialists, etc. are always learning. Ongoing training and learning are not new concepts for them. They attend seminars, webinars, conferences, etc. to know about new urology technology that can help them deliver better services. The right urologist will always be up-to-date with the latest technological trends of the industry. They will make sure their patients receive the best treatments in the best way possible.

If you notice that the urologist you have gone to is still sticking to the outdated tech and methods, you might want to steer clear from them. They cannot use budget and financial problems as an excuse. You have the right, as a patient, to receive only quality treatments. If you feel even the slightest compromise on the quality of treatment, you should say a clear no to it.

3.    Should Have Proper Credentials

Good Urologist Services NYC- Highly educated trained expertsOf course, this is the most important part of finding the right urologist. You want to make sure that the professional you are about to visit has proper qualification to be a urologist. First, you will look at their basic qualification, and then any additional certificates they might have obtained for their services to the industry. It should not surprise you to see the qualification information about the doctor right on the website. The doctors who have proper education and eligibility to be urologists have their information on the website.

They usually have detailed biographies in which you can read about their education and any accolades they may have obtained during their career. The education information tells you how seriously they have taken urology.

Conclusion

A urologist is one of the many specialists that can help you identify any issues with your reproductive organs or urological system. And since they are so important, it is always to look for these signs in a urologist. Visit our website and contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Prostatitis Information

Prostatitis Prostate Info-Top Urologists NYCDo you need Prostatitis information? The prostate is a small walnut sized gland that is responsible for the secretion of seminal fluid. It nourishes the sperm as well as transports them out of the penis. On the other hand, prostatitis is a disease that swells the prostate gland and causes inflammation, leading to a slew of different symptoms and problems.

This condition is quite serious, and unfortunately quite common among men of ages 50 or younger.  It causes excruciating pain and makes it very hard for you to urinate; it is possible for you to experience flu like symptoms as well. And although the cause of prostatitis is usually never discovered, if the condition is because of a bacterial infection then it is very easily cured by antibiotics.

Symptoms of Prostatitis

Prostatitis - Prostate Urologist NYCSymptoms of prostatitis are plenty, so it is possible to experience this condition due to some other disease that you may have. With that said, here are some of the symptoms for prostatitis.

  1. Cloudy Urine
  2. Blood in the Urine
  3. Difficulty urinating or frequent urination
  4. Pain in the testicles, penis, groin, or abdomen
  5. Painful ejaculation

These are some of the symptoms of prostatitis that patients have often experienced as a result of their condition. But as the symptoms are quite straight forward, if not a little misleading, the causes for a prostatitis are very hard to pin down. That said, there are two very common causes for men getting this prostatitis, nerve damage and bacteria inside the prostate.

Risks of Prostatitis

Even if you don’t carry any of the symptoms of prostatitis, you are still at risk of contracting this condition due to a multitude of reasons. Here are a few reasons why you may be at risk of getting a prostatitis.

  1. Previous experience with prostatitis
  2. Having an infection in the bladder or sustaining trauma around the pelvic region
  3. Using a urinary catheter (inserting tubes in the urethra to drain the bladder)
  4. Previously had a Prostate Biopsy
  5. If you currently have HIV/AIDS

Of course this condition can happen regardless of any of the aforementioned risks. Men and boys of age 50 and under can be prone to getting this condition even if they have never had any experience with prostatitis.

Causes of Prostatitis

Bacteria cause of ProstatitisBacteria reach the prostate through the urine and can lead to a bacterial infection of the pancreas. This is very rare, but it is possible that the bacteria in your urine leaks into the prostate, causing prostatitis. Your urologist may use antibiotics to cure this bacterial infection. But if left unchecked the infection can recur or become chronic.

Another common cause for prostatitis is nerve damage in the lower urinary tract. This nerve damage is almost always a result of another illness or outside factors i.e. trauma to the area or some sort of surgery often leads to prostatitis.

Conclusion

Prostatitis is a very common disease that can turn out to be very serious if left unchecked for a long time. If left as it is, prostatitis can lead to a pus filled cavity in the prostate or even infertility.

So if you are experiencing most of the same symptoms as that of prostatitis, there is nothing a quick visit to urologist can’t fix. Visit our website to find out more about our incredibly talented urologists who can surely help you get better.

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Prostate Cancer: Symptoms & Treatments

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms & Treatments

The prostate is one of the smallest organs in the body located just before the groin. Urine in your body passes through your prostate as it controls the flow of urine outside of the body. The prostate is also responsible for nourishing and protecting the sperm with the help of a fluid. However, regardless of its use and importance in the body, the prostate is very susceptible to different diseases. The most common of which, is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States even surpassing skin cancer.

Causes for Prostate Cancer

Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, researchers have yet to find a definitive cause for its occurrence. They have seen that there are certain age related factors that contribute to cancer in the prostate. So, if you have the following risk factors then it is very possible that you may have to face prostate cancer in the future:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Race
  • Geography
  • Certain birth ailments

Although it is very possible to not have any of these risks and still get prostate cancer, these risks can prepare for the worst case scenario.

Symptoms

The symptoms are intense and can be very painful to experience, leaving not a doubt in your mind that something is wrong. And while there are not a lot of symptoms during the early stages of prostate cancer, the ones that do occur go as follows.

  • Blood in the urine
  • Having difficulty maintaining or achieving an erection
  • Painful ejaculation or urination
  • Difficulty maintaining or starting urination
  • Frequent urges to urinate especially at night.

Now there are just some of the symptoms of the early stages of prostate cancer. As the cancer slowly starts to develop and enter the later stages, symptoms can also increase greatly. Along with the increase in pain near the prostate, you may also experience these symptoms:

As the cancer further develops, symptoms become severer and more common. So, if you are experiencing these symptoms, you should contact your urologist immediately.

Treatment

As for the treatment of prostate cancer, it varies depending on the severity of the cancer. Early stage treatment is not often invasive or obtrusive, whereas late stage treatment can get very serious.

Early Stage Treatment

Early stage treatment can sometimes be as simple as just waiting and monitoring the growth of the cancer instead of rushing into treatment. These treatments include:

Late Stage Treatment

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of treatment options when it comes to late stage treatment. Late stage treatments include chemotherapy and Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Chemotherapy is especially a very late stage treatment option as it tends to kill cancer cells across the body.

Conclusion

Prostate cancer is a very serious disease and is very likely among men that cross the age of 50. Along with other issues that your prostate may experience as you age, cancer is possibly the worst one.

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Peyronie’s Disease Causes & Symptoms

What are the causes and symptoms of peyronie’s disease? Diseases or conditions near or on the genitals can be incredibly troublesome. Not only can they take a long time to heal, but also cause a lot of pain and discomfort, making it much harder for people to move around. One of these conditions is called the Peyronie’s Disease.

This disease affects the penis, and due to scar tissues or plaque forming inside the penis, you can experience serious pain. This disease is incredibly dangerous for the simple reason that the scar tissue can result in a bent erect penis, rather than usual straight erection. And although you can still have sex with Peyronie’s Disease, it can cause a lot of pain or lead to erectile dysfunction.

Causes

Not much is known about the causes for Peyronie’s Disease and how most men get it in the first place. There are a few known reasons for why men suffer from this disease, one of them is injury to the penis. An injury to the penis can be due to a multitude of reasons, from sporting injuries to experiencing damage to the penis during sex. But there is no specific cause for Peyronie’s Disease and it can be any number of possible outcomes.

Originally, when you get an erection, small sponge like tubes inside the penis receive an increase in the blood flow that makes the penis erect. On the other hand during this disease some of the blood vessels inside the sponge tubes block blood flow giving the penis a disfigured shape or even causing pain.

Symptoms

Symptoms for Peyronie’s Disease are quite easy to notice. Even if you are suffering from this condition for the first time, you can easily spot that something is wrong as most of the symptoms are very external. One of these symptoms is obviously a bent penis. If you see that your penis has a strange bend to it then it is very likely that you may be suffering from Peyronie’s Disease.

Another symptom is that you may be experiencing problems getting an erection or you feeling a scar tissue in your penis. Finding a scar tissue in your penis is very easy, as you can effectively feel out a strange lump or hard skin in your flaccid penis. You may also possibly witness your penis becoming shorter. Also, you may feel incredible pain while getting an erection.

Risks

Even if you do not have any of the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease, it is very possible for you to experience this condition throughout your life. There are certain factors that determine just how likely you are to get this disease. One of the factors is of age. As you grow older, it is a lot more likely for you to experience this disease, especially if you are older than the age of 55 years.

Other factors include your heritage. If your father or a family member has Peyronie’s Disease then it is very likely that you will also have it.

Conclusion

Peyronie’s Disease is a very serious condition that can not only lead to a lot of pain, but can eventually cause erectile dysfunction. So, if you are experiencing a particular bend in your erect penis, then it is probably best for you to visit a urologist.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatments

What are the causes and treatments of erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction is an ailment that can occur in men of all ages. While it is not very common among young boys, it becomes a lot more common among men over the age of 30. And while it is common for men to experience difficulty in getting an erection, Erectile Dysfunction is completely different. Erectile Dysfunction refers to not getting satisfactory sexual performance on a multitude of occasions over a long time, leaving you in a very awkward and embarrassing predicament.

However, Erectile Dysfunction is a much more recognized ailment, which has a cure as well. There is a wide range of treatment options from surgery to medication. Even if you can’t come to talking to your doctor about it, just know that they are well aware of this particular ailment and how common it is. You may be wondering how you got Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in the first place, well there are a number of reasons for why you have ED.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Causes for Erectile Dysfunction can be very different for each person. There is no single cause for Erectile Dysfunction; rather there are multiple reasons why someone may be suffering from this predicament. So, let’s take a look at all of the different causes for ED, to know more about their treatments.

Physical Causes

The physical causes imply that you may be having Erectile Dysfunction due to another disease, or another medical condition. They also include any physical trauma that you may endure on your genitals, or any other real world problem that is affecting your ability to sustain an erection. This includes:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking, substance abuse, or alcoholism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hormonal disorders or imbalances

It is also possible that the ED may be a result of medication that you are taking in order to relieve other diseases or problems. These include:

  • Cancer medication
  • Opioid painkillers
  • Anxiety medication
  • Hormone drugs
  • Drugs for high blood pressure
  • Sleeping medication and other drugs that affect the central nervous system
  • Prostate treatment drugs

The physical causes are about 90% more likely to cause ED than psychological causes ever could. But that is not to say that they are not responsible.

Psychological Causes

Psychological causes are not as rampant, or as worry some as physical causes. Most people that suffer from ED often do so because of a physical cause, instead of a psychological one. That said, some of the psychological reasons for ED are:

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear of Intimacy

While these may seem like very menial limitations, these can be very frightening for the person suffering from this. So if you are having ED, maybe you need more psychological help than physical.

Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction come in a variety of forms. From temporary medication and solutions to permanent surgery and other medication, there is a lot for you to choose from.

Temporary treatments

When it comes to temporary medication, medicines like Viagra nitroglycerin work wonders for you. However, if you do not want to take these medications for any reason, temporary methods include using a vacuum-like device that pulls the blood to the penis and keeps it there with a band. That said, this can cause a lot of discomfort, so be sure to discuss with a physician before using this machine.

Permanent treatments

Permanent solution also makes use of medication, but also gives you the option to opt for surgery to help with the condition. There are two types of surgery that can rid you of erectile dysfunction: penile implants and vascular surgery.

Vascular surgery tries to correct some of the blood vessels that are causing the ED. On the other hand, penile implants are a last resort for people who have not had any success with any other form of treatment.

Conclusion

This guide obviously does not cover everything about erectile dysfunction, and it can’t. But, if you are looking for a good urologist that can help you get back on track, visit our website to find out more.

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