We don't want COVID-19 to overshadow Men's Health Week 2020, which starts today (June 15) and runs through Father's Day (June 21).
If you're a guy and you've been putting off having your doctor check some nagging symptoms or maybe you've postponed a regular checkup or elective procedure due to the pandemic, now is a GREAT time to reschedule those appointments.
Appointments with Greater Boston Urology
If you're currently a Greater Boston Urology patient, you can see your urologist in-person or via telemedicine. You and your doctor will determine if telemedicine makes sense; depending on what's going on, an in-person visit might be necessary.
If you need a urologist and you're in Massachusetts, you're in luck: our physicians are seeking new patients, and we have nine convenient Care Centers to choose from, including three on the Cape (our newest Care Center in Hyannis opened in January).
In addition, we offer urogynecology for women in our Dedham Care Center as well as pelvic floor physical therapy for women AND men. That last part is unusual: not many pelvic floor PTs in the area treat men. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas is our wonderful physical therapist and is great at making all her patients feel relaxed. You'll be amazed how pelvic floor physical therapy can improve certain bladder and bowel issues, such as incontinence, overactive bladder, constipation, and IBS (just to name a few). And it's non-invasive! So a total win. Learn more about pelvic floor physical therapy here.
OK, onto our latest roundup of important articles for Men’s Health Week 2020. All are related to men's urologic health, including expanded sections on prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.
General Urology Topics Related to Men:
- What is Testicular Pain and How Can It Be Treated? Don't suffer in silence. There are options.
- The Role Nutrition Plays in Your Urologic Health. Yes, what you eat and drink matters. Dr. Jonathan S. Brajtbord discusses why an obsession with calories isn't necessarily the best strategy. He also shares some favorite recipes.
- A Quick Primer on Vasectomies. Thinking of taking the leap? This article busts several myths.
- 7 Quick Facts About Vasectomies. This goes hand-in-hand with the previous article.
- What is Urinary Incontinence and How Is It Treated? Bottom line: There are options.
- What is BPH? In this article, Dr. Michael J. Curran discusses benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate gland), including treatment options.
- What is Peyronie's Disease? Curvature of the penis is a treatable condition. Here's what you need to know.
- Kidney Stones 101: Test Your Knowledge. Kidney stones are no fun. The good news? You can reduce your risk of developing one.
- How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Treats Interstitial Cystitis. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the bladder, the pelvic floor muscles, and the nerves and the fascia in the pelvic region. It can cause symptoms such as urgency and frequency of urination. It affects women AND men.
- How does UroLift Help Men Dealing with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? Jonathan Brajtbord explains in this helpful video.
- What Is Testosterone and Testosterone Replacement? We sat down for a quick Q&A with Dr. Natalya Lopushnyan to discuss the basics regarding testosterone and testosterone replacement.
- Greater Boston Urology's Approach to Prostate Cancer. One in seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Here's what you can expect when you choose a GBU urologist.
- Greater Boston Urology's Approach to Advanced Prostate Cancer. Treatment options for advanced prostate cancer can vary widely and depend on each patient’s unique case.
- Prostate Cancer Screening: GBU Responds to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s Recommendation. The Task Force released its final recommendations in May 2018.
- Prostate Cancer and African American Men. Learn why early screening is so important to this demographic.
- The Axumin PET Scan – What You Need to Know. Learn important info, including the difference between a PET scan, a CT scan, and an MRI scan.
- What is 3D MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy? This type of biopsy provides many benefits, including increased accuracy.
- Prostate Cancer and Bone Health: What You Need to Know. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, make sure you address bone health before, during, and after treatment.
- Prostate Cancer Treatment Options: Active Surveillance. The key word is "active."
- Prostate Cancer Options: High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Learn more about this minimally invasive option.
- What to Expect from a Radical Prostatectomy. In this free guide, you'll read one man's story from diagnosis to life five years later.
- Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer: PROVENGE Treatment. Use your own body to fight this deadly disease. This article discusses how PROVENGE does exactly that.
- Molecular Markers: OncotypeDX Prostate Cancer Test (and More). Understanding the genetic makeup of a particular prostate cancer tumor/cell can help dictate the most effective treatment.
- Incontinence from Prostate Cancer Treatments: What You Need to Know. Unfortunately, urinary incontinence is one of the side effects of many prostate cancer treatments.
- Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Understanding Erectile Dysfunction. ED is another unfortunate side effect.
- What is SpaceOAR Hydrogel? An important option to know about if you're undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
- Understanding BRCA Gene Mutations & Prostate Cancer. Most people have probably heard of BRCA gene mutations, particularly when it comes to women and breast cancer/ovarian cancer. What many people don’t know is the connection between BRCA gene mutations and prostate cancer.
- Prostate Cancer Screening: Q&A with Our CMO. Dr. Michael Geffin sat down for a Q&A about prostate cancer screening and treatment options.
- Integrative Men's Health: 3 Myths about Urological Care. This Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Brajtbord talks about his holistic approach to urology.
- Our Approach to Erectile Dysfunction. At GBU, our goal is to reduce the stigma around ED. It's a common condition. And we can help.
- Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. We're happy to announce this new non-invasive option for ED.
- Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction. Yep, there's a connection. And it all has to do with blood flow.
- Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options. The good news? There are many options available!
- Erectile Dysfunction: Advice for Partners. A man's spouse or partner is affected by ED as well.
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Erectile Dysfunction. One man talks candidly about his experience with ED.
- Erectile Dysfunction: Lifestyle Changes That Can Help. This article discusses how certain behavior modifications can help.
- Options for Erectile Dysfunction: The Penile Prosthesis. People are usually quite familiar with medications for treating ED. But here's another extremely effective alternative. Dr. Ryan E. Frankel explains.
- Erectile Dysfunction: 5 Reasons Why You Should See a Urologist. Don't get taken in by slick radio ads touting cures. ED is a medical condition. As such, you should seek care from a urologist.
Interested in seeing a GBU physician? Schedule an appointment now.