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How An Enlarged Prostate Affects The Bladder

An enlarged prostate puts pressure on the bladder and the urethra, affecting how a man urinates and causing several problems. Learn how the bladder is affected and how we can successfully treat an enlarged prostate with a minimally invasive procedure.
Dec 2nd, 2022

How An Enlarged Prostate Can Affect Your Sex Life

BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia can impact your sex life in several ways. Read on to learn what problems you could encounter and discover a minimally invasive procedure that can help your condition.
Nov 18th, 2022

What Are The Causes Of An Enlarged Prostate Gland?

An enlarged prostate - also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) - is a condition in which the gland increases in size and is not cancerous. It is normal for the prostate to become enlarged as men age. Learn more about causes and treatment.
Nov 10th, 2022

How Is An Enlarged Prostate Diagnosed?

If you're having trouble urinating or getting up frequently to pee in the night, you may have an enlarged prostate. Continue reading to learn the various ways a doctor diagnoses an enlarged prostate.
Nov 4th, 2022

What Men Need To Know About The Prostate Gland

The prostate gland is often a taboo subject for men. This article answers common questions about the prostate gland and how it changes with age. Carry on reading to learn more.
Sep 30th, 2022

Who Is A Candidate For Prostate Artery Embolization?

Non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland can make life difficult and miserable for men. The condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia is common in older men and can severely impact their quality of life. Learn who is a candidate for PAE.
Sep 16th, 2022

How Does The Prostate Artery Embolization Procedure Work?

The PAE procedure shrinks the prostate to improve urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Once surgery was the only option to treat the condition, but today, patients are choosing PAE in increasing numbers.
Aug 26th, 2022

Prostate Artery Embolization – All You Need to Know

If you’re suffering from an enlarged prostate, chances are your doctor has told you that the only treatment option is TURP or transurethral resection of the prostate. Learn how we can help with a minimally invasive procedure - PAE.
Apr 3rd, 2022

Is Your Job Affecting Your Veins?

Approximately 24% of Americans have varicose veins, and contrary to what you may think, it's not a condition confined to women or the elderly. Find out how your job could be affecting your veins.
Jan 28th, 2022

How To Improve Circulation In the Legs (and Why It’s Important)

Good circulation is paramount to keep the heart healthy and the organs functioning as well as to promote speedy wound healing, keep the brain sharp and even give the complexion a healthy glow. Learn how to improve your circulation and avoid varicose veins.
Jan 14th, 2022

How The Cold Weather Affects Circulation and Veins

If you suffer from poor circulation, it’s essential to understand how cold weather has the potential to be dangerous. Learn more about the impact of cold weather on circulation and veins and tips to help you stay healthy throughout the winter.
Jan 7th, 2022

What Is The Connection Between PAD and Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a potentially serious condition where the arteries become blocked with fatty deposits made up of waste substances and plaque. Find out more below about this condition, the risk factors and how to prevent the condition.
Dec 30th, 2021

What Increases My Risk of Diabetic Ulcers on the Foot?

While diabetic ulcers are common, did you know that they are also preventable? Learn more about the factors that increase the risk of diabetic ulcers and discover how you can prevent them from forming. Read below to find out more information.
Dec 17th, 2021

Diabetes and Nerve Damage: Causes and Symptoms

There are four main types of neuropathy and the symptoms you may experience depend on which nerves are affected and the type of nerve damage you have. Learn how to recognize them so you can take action preventing any damage from getting worse.
Dec 3rd, 2021

How Does Honey Heal Diabetic Wounds?

Honey has been used for centuries as a natural wound healer but how does it work and can people with diabetic wounds benefit it? Read on to learn more about this alternative medicine.
Oct 29th, 2021

The Importance of Exercise When You Have Diabetes

Exercise can benefit everyone, including people with diabetes. It can play an essential part in managing your condition, blood sugar levels and weight, as well as improving your overall health and wellness.
Oct 15th, 2021

Coronavirus and Diabetes: Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus and Diabetes: Frequently Asked Questions. In this article, we´re going to answer some of the frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 impacts people with diabetes. We hope you find it helpful.
Oct 10th, 2021

Diabetic Ulcers in The Mouth and Other Dental Problems

Diabetes can take its toll on the entire body and put you at risk of dental and oral health problems such and mouth ulcers and gum disease. Read on to learn more about these conditions and tips to help you take control of your oral health.
Sep 24th, 2021

What Skin Changes Are Associated With PAD

In many cases, people with PAD show no symptoms so it's difficult to identify the condition. This article details some of the most common symptoms that necessitate further investigation.
Sep 19th, 2021

What is Critical Limb Ischemia? What You Need To Know

(CLI) Critical limb ischemia is a serious condition brought on by inadequate blood flow to some parts of the body. It is a severe form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is usually the result of a blockage of the arteries.
Jun 29th, 2021

Diabetes and Gangrene – What’s the Connection?

Without early diagnosis and treatment, gangrene can quickly lead to the need for limb amputation. If you have diabetes, recognizing the symptoms of gangrene and understanding why you face a greater risk of developing it is critical.
May 27th, 2021

Varicose Veins and The Menopause

Understanding the link between menopause and varicose veins will prepare you for potential vein issues and arm you with the necessary knowledge to help prevent varicose veins from appearing.
May 6th, 2021

Even Men Can Suffer From Varicose Veins

Most men associate varicose veins with women and are surprised to learn that they too can develop vein disease. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of varicose veins, how to prevent them and how to treat them.
Apr 22nd, 2021

Diabetic Foot Ulcers and PAD – Understanding the Connection

Diabetics suffering from foot ulcers and PAD are more at risk of adverse outcomes including less probability of healing, increased healing times, a higher chance of ulcer recurrence, increased risk of toe and major amputations and a higher mortality rate.
Apr 7th, 2021

Diabetes and Foot Complications

The term diabetic foot typically refers to ever-increasing complications in the feet of people suffering from diabetes mellitus. Learn more about the potential complications and how to lower your risk of lower extremity complications arising.
Apr 2nd, 2021

PAD vs PVD – Understanding The Differences

When it comes to managing health, it’s important to understand a condition so that you can better control it. However, there are times when physicians use terms interchangeably without disclosing what they mean.
Feb 11th, 2021

Varicosities – What Are They and How Can They Be Treated?

Chances are, the term ‘varicosities’ isn’t something that many people have come across, yet it’s a technical term for something that affects around 22 million American women between the ages of 40 and 80 every single year – varicose veins.
Feb 5th, 2021

Varicose Vein Care and Prevention – A New Year’s Guide

What does the start of a new year signify to you? A fresh start or a new you perhaps? A year full of renewed hope or a time to reflect? Whatever you decide, there is always going to be one certainty… by the end of it, we’ll be another year older.
Jan 22nd, 2021

Can Varicose Veins Rupture?

Suffering from vein disorders like varicose veins can be worrying. Not only because problematic veins can be linked to health problems but also, when they do start to swell or bulge, you might be concerned that they could burst or rupture.
Oct 16th, 2020

Can Young People Get Varicose Veins?

When you’re young it’s easy to assume that a lot of health problems such as varicose vein only affect old folk. But unfortunately, you’d be...
Oct 9th, 2020

Why Leg Vein Problems Can Be Hard To Recognise

Many people give little or no attention to visible leg veins and this is understandable. It could be that veins have gradually become present over the years and because of this people will often put it down to subtle cosmetic changes or simply signs of...
Sep 9th, 2020

Varicose Veins Aren’t Just for Women

If you’re like most guys you probably think that varicose veins are a woman’s problem and not a big deal. Well, think again. While generally...
Sep 3rd, 2020

Three Good Reasons to Treat Varicose Veins in the Cooler Months

Successful treatment and management of varicose veins require a good deal of planning. So while here at the Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy (MINT) we are well adept at treating patients with varicose vein problems, we know from experience...
Aug 13th, 2020

5 Varicose Vein Myths Debunked

There are so many myths surrounding varicose veins that often it’s difficult to know which are true and which are not. We’ve dissected 5 of...
Aug 6th, 2020

Can Varicose Veins Get Worse?

It’s thought that over two-thirds of the population will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. One of the most common questions we...
Mar 13th, 2020

Are You At Risk From P.A.D?

Do you suffer from non-healing leg, foot, or toe wounds, or leg cramps or pain triggered by activity or walking? If so, you’re not alone.
Mar 8th, 2020

Can Varicose Veins Rupture?

When veins become varicose they are distinguishable by their unsightly, bulging, and sometimes painful structures that appear just below the surface of the skin. Often caused by faulty or damaged valves, they occur when blood is allowed to pool or...
Feb 23rd, 2020

Uterine Fibroids – Where And Why Do They Grow?

As the name suggests uterine fibroids are usually benign non-cancerous tumors that form in the uterus. They consist of dense fibrous tissue and can appear almost any time after puberty. In many cases, fibroids don’t present any problems and are usually...
Jan 23rd, 2020

Spider Veins And Varicose Veins – What’s The Difference?

It’s understandable to think that spider veins and varicose veins are one in the same thing. After all, they can both be problematic and have similar causes, symptoms, and treatments but in reality, they are different and therefore they should be...
Jan 9th, 2020

How Fibroids Affect Fertility and Pregnancy

If you’re struggling to conceive then one reason could be that you might have fibroids. These are tumors or lumps which can occur singly or in clusters within the wall of the uterus.
Dec 15th, 2019