Prostate cancer – Part I

What is prostate ? Prostate is a lemon sized reproductive gland, found only in men, below the bladder. Its function is to produce fluid which helps providing nourishment to sperms in semen. Urinary passage goes through prostate, before reaching the penis. What all diseases can occur in prostate ? BPH (BPH (Enlarged prostate) Symptoms), Prostatitis (InfectionContinue reading “Prostate cancer – Part I”

Ten tips to improve urological health

Consume fluid intake of 2.5-3.0 litre/day in regular interval to maintain constant hydration. Drink cranberry juice to help prevent UTIs. Maintain weight in healthy range. Avoid smoking. Limit the intake of salt and caffeinated products. Empty your bladder before going to bed. Limit fluid intake 2-3 hours prior to sleep at night. Avoid prolonged holdingContinue reading “Ten tips to improve urological health”

Hydrocele – common cause of scrotal swelling

Hydrocele is the accumulation of fluid inside the covering of the testis called tunica vaginalis and cause the swelling of scrotum. Hydrocele is present in newborn and disappear at around one year of age. Persistance of fluid inside the scrotum or development at later adult age due to various reasons cause this disease. Symptoms PainlessContinue reading “Hydrocele – common cause of scrotal swelling”

Prostate cancer and PSA testing

Prostate is a small walnut sized organ present in men and is the part of male reproductive organ. It helps in the male fertility. Normal prostate size varies from 15-20 gm. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after skin cancer. PSA (Prostate specific antigen) is the blood test which is specific forContinue reading “Prostate cancer and PSA testing”