Dr. Erik Castle
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Dr. Erik Castle
What does it mean when you have foamy urine? Should I be concerned if it doesn't go away after a few days? In brief: Passing foamy urine now and then is normal, for the speed of urination and other factors can influence thisURINE
But you should see your doctor if you have persistently foamy urine that becomes more noticeable over time.
Should I avoid sex if I have prostatitis? Does sex make the condition worse? In brief: You don't necessarily have to avoid sex if you have prostatitis — an infection or inflammation of the prostate glandPROSTATITIS SEX YOUNG HEALTH OLD HEALTH MALE HEALTH
Typically, sex won't worsen prostatitis.
What are the treatment options for recurrent prostate infection? In brief: A recurring prostate infection, also known as chronic bacterial prostatitis, is typically treated with antibioticsMALE HEALTH PROSTATE INFECTION PROSTATITIS
This type of prostate infection is caused by bacteria in the prostate gland.
Does frequent masturbation affect male fertility? In brief: Frequent male masturbation isn't likely to have much effect on your ability to get your partner pregnantFERTILITY MALE FERTILITY MASTURBATION MALE HEALTH
Some data shows that optimum semen quality occurs after two to three days of no ejaculation.
I'm considering kidney donation. Are there long-term risks? In brief: Research has shown that there's little long-term risk for kidney donation, provided you're carefully screened before becoming a donor
As a potential kidney donor, you'll receive a thorough medical exam to determine whether you're a good match for the potential recipient.
I have end-stage kidney failure but I'm not on dialysis. I follow a special renal diet and I'm a vegetarian. What are good sources of protein for someone like me who must also limit phosphorus and potassium? In brief: The answer depends on what type of vegetarian you areCENA K DIALYSIS DIET ESRD K DUR K LOR K TAB KAOCHLOR KAON KAON CL KAY CIEL KIDNEY FAILURE KLOR CON KLOR-CON KLORVESS KLOTRIX MICRO K PHOSPHORUS POTASSIUM PROTEIN RENAL DIET SLOW K TEN K
It also depends on your level of kidney function and how restrictive you need to be with protein, phosphorus and potassium. A proper renal diet is an essential part of any treatment plan for chronic kidney disease.
Does my choice of initial prostate cancer treatment preclude other treatments later on? In brief: For most initial prostate cancer treatments, the answer is noCANCER CANCER TREATMENT MALE HEALTH PROSTATE CANCER
For instance, if your initial treatment is surgery to remove the prostate (prostatectomy), radiation therapy and hormone therapy may be options for you later, if necessary.
My prostate cancer is being treated with radioactive seeds (brachytherapy). What precautions should I take during and after prostate cancer brachytherapy? In brief: You may need to take some precautions, but it depends on the type of prostate cancer brachytherapy you receiveBRACHYTHERAPY CANCER IMPLANT RADIATION MALE HEALTH PROSTATE CANCER RADIOACTIVE
Prostate cancer brachytherapy is designed to treat prostate cancer by delivering radiation treatment to only the prostate.
Does vasectomy increase my risk of prostate cancer? In brief: No, having a vasectomy doesn't increase your risk of prostate cancerCANCER MALE HEALTH PROSTATE CANCER VASECTOMY
Researchers have conducted many studies on this subject.