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Urology Hospital Pretoria among first in SA to offer latest technology in BPH – Hope to SA men

Worldwide approx. 50% of men aged 51-60 and up and 70% of men aged 60-69 have Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), reveals Yale Medicine research. In SA, an estimated 50% of men aged 60 have symptomatic BPH with an annual increase in the number of black men affected.  This condition, of prostate gland enlargement, affects 94 […]

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More men choosing robotic surgery for prostate cancer – urologist

Men are increasingly seeking robotic surgery for prostate cancer given its benefits such as faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activity, according to a leading surgeon. Dr Hugo van der Merwe, from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says men with prostate cancer are conducting research and discovering that robotic surgery achieves improved cancer control,

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Blood in urine may signal kidney stones or tumour – see a urologist

Blood in the urine and chronic back pain may indicate kidney stones or a tumour and anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately consult a urologist. Dr Laurie Blake from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says in about a third of cases of blood in urine the reasons may be due to medication, food and drinks or

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Too many nightly toilet visits may impede health, productivity – study

Nocturia (excessive urination at night), may be linked to sleep deprivation, poor health and lower work productivity, according to recent research. The condition, which a study shows affects one in three people over 30, is one of the most common urinary problems, yet only a fraction seek medical help. A US study notes that nocturia

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World Kidney Day: Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!

An astonishing 5 million South Africans suffer from chronic kidney disease World Kidney Day: Kidney Health for All – Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable! According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 500 million individuals globally suffer from chronic kidney disease, and an estimated 5 million South Africans over 20 years of

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Why men should eat more plant-based foods

In a recent study published in the Urology journal, researchers in the United States (US) performed a systematic review of existing data to investigate whether plant-forward (PF) diets could improve male health to prevent and manage benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction (ED), and prostate cancer (PCa). Background​​​​​​​ Plant-based or vegan diets predominantly comprise plant-sourced

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