18 February 2014
Treatment of early stage prostate cancer

Treatment of early stage prostate cancer


Over the last few weeks I was discussing prostate cancer. Last session, I discussed the principles of treating prostate cancer. This week, I will di...
11 February 2014
Viagra – Beating the dead horse

Viagra – Beating the dead horse


Every week I see at least 10 men in my office with a new onset of impotence. After going though a thorough history and physical examination, I will ...
04 February 2014
How are kidney stones diagnosed?

How are kidney stones diagnosed?


I have spent the last two weeks discussing the very common "kidney stone”. I have explained why an ultrasound by itself is insufficient to diag...
03 December 2013
ANDROPAUSE – The Male Menopause

ANDROPAUSE – The Male Menopause


Andropause or the male menopause is the term applied to the psychological and physical changes that the male body and mind undergo around the age of...
26 November 2013
Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation


Premature ejaculation (PME) is a condition when the man or woman "comes too quickly” and leaves the other partner dissatisfied. In other words,...
12 November 2013
Abnormal curvature of the penis

Abnormal curvature of the penis


Peyronie’s disease is an abnormal curvature of the penis caused by fibrous or scar tissue in the tough coating that makes up the covering of th...
22 October 2013
Prevention of kidney stones – continued

Prevention of kidney stones – continued


This week I am again looking at the prevention of stones. A few weeks ago, I emphasized the need to drink fluids, in the tropics. I said not just wa...
15 October 2013
‘Faithfulness’ and sexually transmitted  diseases

‘Faithfulness’ and sexually transmitted diseases


Some time ago, I did an article on chlamydia that generated a few questions and comments. One lady asked: "Doc, can women over 40 get chlamydia?â€...
08 October 2013
Herpes – the single most common STI worldwide

Herpes – the single most common STI worldwide


Herpes is the single most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. It is estimated that 20-40 per cent of the adult US population is i...
01 October 2013
Can kidney stones be prevented?

Can kidney stones be prevented?


This week I’m looking at what causes stones and how to prevent them. There are many causes of stones, but it eventually boils down to a high co...