Health Advisory Tips

Health Advisory Tips

Health Advisory Tips from Dr. Pugach“HEALTH HIT’ LIST!
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PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

It’s never too late for your prostate cancer screening!
September is national prostate cancer awareness month but at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center every month is prostate cancer screening month!

Prostate Specific Antigen, or PSA, is a simple blood test used to screen for prostate cancer. Annual PSA testing with a prostate exam by your health care provider can help detect early prostate cancer and literally save your life.

Most men should have their PSA evaluated beginning at age 50. However, if there is a family member with prostate cancer, you should speak with your health care provider about earlier screening.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPIES FOR BPH

Are you bothered by the symptoms of BPH?  They include:

  • Interrupting a good night’s sleep because you need to use the bathroom
  • Frequent or sudden urges to urinate during the day
  • A slow urine stream
  • Bladder infections

There’s no need to suffer any longer.  If you’ve tried costly medications that don’t work, or are just tired of living with BPH symptoms, Cooled Microwave Thermotherapy may be the solution you want.  It takes only 30 minutes and is done in the comfort and convenience of our office.  It’s covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare!

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are responsible for upwards of 10 million doctor visits each year! Statistic show that one in five women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime. Approximately 80 to 90% of UTIs are caused by a single type of bacteria.

Dr. Pugach advises that there are a few basic steps you can take to limit or avoid UTIs.

  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep well hydrated. Whether California is having a drought or not, you must maintain a healthy fluid intake. In general, you should consume two liters of fluid or more each day unless you have other medical conditions that preclude you from doing this.
  • Do not hold your urine and delay urinating.
  • Do not rush when urinating – wait until your bladder is empty.
  • Maintain a healthy diet – poor nutrition increases the risk of infections in general.

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