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How to Get Sleep If You Suffer from Overactive Bladder

It’s been a long day, and you can’t wait to crawl under the covers, close your eyes and fall asleep. But before you know it, you’re awake again, and the urge is there. You get up, use the restroom and climb back into bed. You drift off, only to wake up again. It seems it’s an endless cycle of waking and sleeping, and sometimes having trouble falling back to sleep.

If you suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), this can be a frustrating nightly routine for you. Nocturia is the term for getting up more than twice per night to urinate. It can lead to sleepiness during the day, and for heavier sleepers, it can even cause you to wet the bed if the urge doesn’t wake you in time.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help you still catch some Z’s even with OAB. Use these tips to get some sleep.

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What is Rezūm? Answers on This BPH Treatment Option

You were invited with friends to go to the ball game, but you hesitate because you don't know how close the seats will be to the restroom. Embarassed to ask, you decline. You know what’s causing the problem — it’s BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, otherwise known as an enlarged prostate. Tired of missing out, you decide to consult your doctor and undergo a minimally invasive treatment called Rezūm to end your social isolation.

You’re living proof that a large prostate can squeeze down on the urethra and cause a frequent need to urinate. It may also cause an irregular flow, a weak stream or straining. It can even affect your sex life. But that’s where Rezūm comes in.

So what is Rezūm? Let’s take a closer look at this new BPH treatment option that uses steam to shrink your prostate and improve your quality of life.

September 19, 2017 | Donald Smith, MD, FACS

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What Causes Incontinence in Men?

Urinary incontinence can control your life if you let it.

Rather than risk an accident, some men stay home, leading to isolation and physical inactivity. Before you know it, depression sets in and overall health begins to decline as well.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

First, some background. Urinary incontinence occurs in 11 to 34 percent of older men, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. So, while this may seem incredibly embarrassing, it’s also incredibly common.

There are five different kinds of urinary incontinence in men:

September 05, 2017 | Dr. Gregory Cook

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UroLift: The Alternative to Enlarged Prostate Surgery

Surgery or medication.

That used to be the choice to treat an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH is common as men get older. In fact, by age 55, one in four men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It affects up to 90 percent of men over the age of 70. As the prostate enlarges, it presses against the urethra, which causes a frequent or urgent need to urinate. It can cause a weak or interrupted urine stream. The pressure on the urinary tract also can cause pain during urination or ejaculation.

August 17, 2017 | Robert Rice, MD

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Prostate Problems You Should Never Ignore

There are many things in life that you can—and probably should—ignore. Phone calls from telemarketers. Doughnuts somebody brought to work and left in the break room.

But your prostate deserves your full attention. Except for skin cancer, prostate is the most common cancer among men in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About one in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime.

While that certainly sounds gloomy, the good news is that prostate cancer is usually treatable, especially when caught early. In fact, the five-year relative survival rate is 99 percent.

Case closed, right? Paying attention to your health can save your life. Here are prostate problems you should never ignore; call your doctor right away if you notice any of the following issues.

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