Tag: Dr. Samadi

Health, Prostate

A man’s guide to prostatitusA man’s guide to prostatitus

What is prostatitis? Quite simply, it is a prostate infection. This condition involves inflammation of the prostate, the small walnut shaped male gland that produces seminal fluid. The direct causes of prostatitis are not fully known by the medical community, but some of the theories include past bacterial infections, irritation from urine back up, lower urinary tract issues, […]

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Health, Prostate

The New Prostate Health Index Test

In 2003, 220,900 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed.  This number is estimated to reach 450,000 by 2015. In order to diagnose these new cases, there are roughly 1.5 million prostate biopsies per year with about 25 million men who have had at least one negative biopsy.  How can we improve diagnosis and treat […]

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Health, Nutrition

Juice Cleanses and Detoxes: Are They Healthy?

The benefits of juice cleanses and detox diets have been touted in magazines and talk shows for the past couple of years.  It has grown to become a five billion dollar industry and there is no shortage of consumer reports on how great the cleanses make them feel.  Yet, there is no scientific evidence that […]

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Health

What You Need to Know About Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disease is a disorder that arises from an unusual immune response of the body against healthy body tissue.  Essentially, it is the body mistakenly attacking and destroying itself.  This may be restricted to certain organs or involve a particular tissue.  Immunosuppressants, medications that decreases the immune response, are typically the treatment for the […]

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Health

Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Hearing loss is one of the most common disorders affecting older people: approximately 29 percent of American adults aged 45-64 years, 43 percent of adults over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing impairment.  Despite the fact that its incidence increases with age, hearing loss can affect people in any age group. Hearing […]

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