Urology Blog


What Are The Main Causes of BPH?

29 Mar, 2024 |
Exploring the underlying causes of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) offers insight into a condition that affects many men as they age. Dr. Slade's expertise as a urologist in Boise sheds light on how factors such as hormonal changes, cellular growth, and genetics play a large role in the development of BPH. This blog aims to unravel the complexities behind BPH's origins, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing these contributing elements for effective management and treatmen...
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What Are 3 Symptoms of BPH?

28 Mar, 2024 |
Navigating through the complexity of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can be daunting for many men. As Boise urologist, Dr. Slade shares the nuances of this common condition, it's crucial to recognize the signs and symptoms that could indicate its presence.With an informed perspective, individuals can take proactive steps towards managing their health effectively. This blog aims to shed light on the three most common symptoms of BPH, providing valuable insights for those experiencing or concer...
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Prostate health is an essential aspect of men's overall well-being, especially as they age. Recognizing the warning signs of prostate problems like BPH is crucial for early intervention and treatment. In this blog, we will explore the five key symptoms that could indicate underlying prostate issues. Boise urologist Dr. Austen Slade, emphasizes the importance of not dismissing these symptoms as mere effects of aging. Understanding these signs can lead to timely diagnosis and management, potential...
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Navigating the complexities of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) often leads to questions about lifestyle and health practices, particularly around hydration. A common question Dr. Slade hears from patients is about daily water consumption and how it affects or eases BPH symptoms. This blog delves into the relationship between water intake and BPH, examining whether increased hydration offers any benefits for symptom management. Additionally, we will discuss dietary considerations, including wh...
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When an enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), goes untreated, the consequences can extend far beyond simple discomfort. Often, the progression of BPH without appropriate medical intervention can lead to significant health complications. This blog aims to shed light on the potential risks and long-term effects of ignoring BPH. From urinary retention to kidney damage, we will delve into how untreated BPH can escalate into more serious conditions, emphasizing the importance of t...
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Urinary Urgency in Men

14 Feb, 2024 |
Urinary urgency is a common yet often misunderstood condition in men, characterized by a sudden and compelling need to urinate that can be both uncomfortable and disruptive. This condition extends beyond mere inconvenience, frequently accompanied by other symptoms such as increased frequency of urination, nocturnal disruptions, and in some cases, urinary incontinence. 
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What To Know Before TURP Surgery

22 Jan, 2024 | BPH |
Many men are told they need to get a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) to get the improvements in urinary symptoms they’re after. It's important to understand what TURP entails and the potential challenges and alternatives. Dr. Austen Slade, a urologist in Boise, aims to provide valuable information that could help men make informed decisions about their prostate health.
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Navigating prostate health can be challenging. Prostate enlargement, medically known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition that can significantly impact quality of life. Understanding the early warning signs is essential for receiving care quickly. With expertise from Dr. Austen Slade, a Boise urologist, we aim to help men proactively manage their prostate health.
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What Is The Best Treatment for BPH?

10 Jan, 2024 | BPH |
For many men, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an unwelcome companion that comes with age. This condition, characterized by an enlarged prostate, can disrupt daily life with symptoms like frequent urination, difficulty starting urination, and the inability to empty the bladder completely.
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How to Stop BPH Medicine

01 Jan, 2024 | BPH |
Are you struggling with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and considering alternatives to medication? Medications for BPH are widely used but often have side effects that significantly affect one’s quality of life. Some men choose to move away from BPH medications, exploring alternative treatments that offer effective relief without the daily medication's downsides. Explore options for discontinuing the use of BPH medication with the expertise of Boise urologist Dr. Austen Slade.
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