• Is Diabetes Linked with Erectile Dysfunction?

    The impact of diabetes on sexual health is often overlooked, but sufferers frequently have symptoms of sexual dysfunction. For men, diabetes can often lead to erectile dysfunction that can be difficult to overcome without specialist treatment.

    This video explains more about the link between erectile dysfunction and diabetes. Having diabetes for a long time and having poor blood sugar control increase the risk of ED. While oral therapies for ED are often ineffective in men with diabetes, a urologist can offer alternative treatments to reverse impotence.

    Don’t let issues with your sexual health in Nashville go untreated. At Urology Associates, P.C., our experts have solutions that work. Make an appointment with a urologist today by calling (855) 901-1338.

  • Get the Facts About Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer stands out from other forms of cancer in that it is more common in young men than older men. Because it often occurs in a population that is not considered to have a high cancer risk, men with testicular cancer may often miss the early symptoms because they are unsure of what to look for. Fortunately, cancer treatment from your urologist can be effective in helping you beat this disease. Explore the facts about this disease and the testicular cancer treatments so you can be vigilant about your own health.

    Recognizing Your Risk Factors

    There are several risk factors for testicular cancer, however, most men who develop this kind of cancer do not have any noticeable risk factors present. Having an undescended testicle is one of the biggest risk factors, so your doctor may monitor you for testicular cancer symptoms if you have this condition. HIV infections, being Caucasian, and having a family or personal history of testicular cancer may also increase your risk. Approximately 50 percent of men with testicular cancer are between 20 and 34, but it can and does affect men in all age groups, including infants.

    Spotting the Symptoms

    A lump or swelling in one testicle is a common sign of cancer. In some cases, men may develop gynecomastia as the result of testicular cancer. Young boys who develop testicular cancer may experience an early onset of puberty. In some cases, men do not have symptoms at all in the early stages and may develop back pain, belly pain, headaches, and shortness of breath as a result of testicular cancer that has spread. Performing self-exams can help men recognize the symptoms sooner.

    Talking About Treatment

    Testicular cancer treatments vary depending on the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Surgery to remove the affected testicle as well as chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell therapy can all be helpful.

    Testicular cancer treatment in Nashville starts with the urologists at Urology Associates. If you have symptoms, get on the road to diagnosis and treatment today by calling (855) 901-1338.

  • Hormone Replacement and Low T Treatment

    Men who have been experiencing sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction may decide to consult a urologist to find out if they could have low testosterone levels, or low T. It’s perfectly natural for a man’s testosterone levels to decline gradually with age. However, for some men, the signs and symptoms of changing hormone levels are difficult to cope with. Urologists previously gave men with impotence oral testosterone therapies. However, it’s now known that these medications are not effective and may even be harmful.

    Similarly, testosterone injections do not create stable testosterone levels and may lead to testicular atrophy. There are better options available today, such as transdermal applications. Men who are interested in a long-term solution might consider receiving an implantable pellet, which releases testosterone over four to six months.

    Urology Associates, P.C. is pleased to offer transdermal testosterone therapies and implantable pellets to men who experience sexual health problems in Tennessee. Give us a call today at (855) 901-1338 to set up an appointment.