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By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.

As we get older, it is common to experience changes in your health that can be easy to shrug off as a normal part of the aging process. It is important to understand why these changes occur, what is considered “normal” and when to seek medical care. Your primary care physician may recommend you consult with a specialist to help manage certain age-related health conditions to keep you healthy and active throughout adulthood.

One in every ten people will develop a kidney or ureteral stone at some point in their lifetime. These stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits. Symptoms often appear suddenly and can be painful. Learn what symptoms to be on the lookout for and where to go if you suspect you may have a kidney or ureteral stone for quick care.

By Craig Smith, MD, FAAP, FACS
Many prostate-related conditions don’t surface until later in life, when men are in their 50’s and 60’s, however, the time to take action is now. Taking steps now can help you maintain your prostate health and reduce your risk of developing certain prostate conditions later in life.
Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health & Men's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Did you know that approximately one in three women will experience urinary incontinence after giving birth? DMG's Urologist share some helpful tips to address postpartum UI. Read our infographic to learn more!

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Afraid to ask your doctor about changes with your urine? DuPage Medical Group's Urologists explain what changes in your urine may mean about your overall health and which symptoms may warrant an appointment.
Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Robotic Surgery
Learn more about the surgical option that’s increasing in popularity for patients while decreasing recovery time and other common surgical side effects.

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
One of the most innovative approaches for the removal of part, or all, of the bladder due to bladder cancer is through a minimally-invasive robotic cystectomy
Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health & Cancer

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Does your child/children get urinary tract infections (UTIs)? Read our all-encompassing guide about UTIs in children.
Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health & Children's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Learn the truth about holding in your urine and what is does to your body.
Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health

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