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So the big question is this: how can men and those who care for them better educate themselves regarding prostate health, the conditions that affect the prostate, and the latest technology in managing these conditions? That is the question and this podcast will provide the answers. My name is Garrett D. Pohlman, MD, founder and host of The Prostate Health Podcast. On a weekly basis I will be chatting with experts, innovators, and leaders in the field of Urology – sharing useful information with the general public to improve their lives and increase their overall health.

The Prostate Health Podcast Garrett Pohlman, MD

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So the big question is this: how can men and those who care for them better educate themselves regarding prostate health, the conditions that affect the prostate, and the latest technology in managing these conditions? That is the question and this podcast will provide the answers. My name is Garrett D. Pohlman, MD, founder and host of The Prostate Health Podcast. On a weekly basis I will be chatting with experts, innovators, and leaders in the field of Urology – sharing useful information with the general public to improve their lives and increase their overall health.

    Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Smart Prostate Cancer Screening – Matt Cooperberg, MD

    Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Smart Prostate Cancer Screening – Matt Cooperberg, MD

    Recently, we wrapped up Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Men continue to ask Dr. Pohlman when they should start getting checked for prostate cancer, so here, on the Prostate Health Podcast, we keep on educating and empowering men all year round.

    • 30 min
    What Can Men Do to Reduce The Likelihood of Low Testosterone Levels? – Richard J. Fantus, MD

    What Can Men Do to Reduce The Likelihood of Low Testosterone Levels? – Richard J. Fantus, MD

    Low testosterone remains a hot topic. It is a common issue for men, particularly as they get older. New findings from a recent study, which was the largest of its kind, have revealed what men can do to reduce their chances of having low testosterone levels. 

    We are happy to have Dr. Richard Fantus, a rising star in urology, and one of the primary investigators of the study, joining us today to discuss the findings of the recent research study. Stay tuned for more!

    • 16 min
    Using Water Power to Treat Benign Enlargement of the Prostate – Dean Elterman, MD

    Using Water Power to Treat Benign Enlargement of the Prostate – Dean Elterman, MD

    The way that men can get helped to overcome the symptoms of an enlarged prostate continues to transform with minimally invasive surgical techniques. Today, we are excited to be talking to a urologist, Dr. Dean Elterman. He will explain how water power can get used to assist men with an enlarged prostate. Stay tuned for more!

    • 19 min
    29: The Importance of Preserving Your Bladder Health – Elizabeth Mobley, MD

    29: The Importance of Preserving Your Bladder Health – Elizabeth Mobley, MD

    It is often difficult for men to talk about certain issues involving their health. What many men fail to realize, however, is that ignoring the symptoms of prostate problems could result in damage to their bladders, and it could also affect their overall health. 
    We are happy to have Dr. Elizabeth Mobley, a urologist, joining us today. She will be talking about the potential side effects of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) that men need to look out for, which could cause damage to their bladders. She will also discuss how we are trending towards preserving bladder health with some of the current, advanced therapies for an enlarged prostate. Stay tuned for more!
    Dr. Mobley is a board-certified urologist with Urology Austin, in Texas. She pursued her urology training at the University of Utah, and following her residency she completed additional urology fellowship training at North Shore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Mobley enjoys working with both male and female patients, and she prides herself on being able to offer a variety of treatments for various conditions. For example, for BPH, she is trained in a variety of techniques such as UroLift, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), Greenlight Laser therapy, button vaporization therapy for the prostate, and robotic simple prostatectomy.
    She was the first female urologist in Texas to receive the UroLift Center of Excellence, a designation for the UroLift procedure. (She was only the third woman, worldwide to receive this distinction.) Dr. Mobley was also the first female urologist in the US to be named a NeoTract Faculty Member, consulting and proctoring urologists across the country on best practices when utilizing Urolift or enlargement of the prostate. Be sure to listen in today to find out how you can avoid causing damage to your bladder if you’re having a problem with your prostate.
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. 
    Show highlights:
    Dr. Mobley shares some of the more common issues that Dr. Mobley’s patients discuss with her. Sometimes, men just put up with their symptoms, or they write them off as a normal part of aging. Dr. Mobley explains to them that those are not necessarily signs of getting older, and there are many ways to evaluate the problem and many treatment options. Dr. Mobley explains how she educates patients who try to downplay their symptoms.  Dr. Mobley talks about some of the potential consequences to bladder health from long term bladder outlet obstruction as a result of an enlargement of the prostate. Dr. Mobley discusses why changes occur in the bladders of men with prostate issues. The muscle of the bladder, like that of the heart, does not like working against resistance. When men get urinary tract infections, there is usually some underlying treason for it. Dr. Mobley describes how she counsels and informs the men who come to her with symptoms of prostate problems. Dr. Mobley explains what she discusses with her patients in terms of their treatment options. Doctors are becoming aware that certain prostate medications may not be protective of the bladder, or men’s overall bladder health. Dr. Mobley shares her thoughts about that. Dr. Mobley encourages men to be proactive with their health and to see a urologist about any symptoms that they are experiencing. Links and resources:
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    • 35 min
    28: Navigating the Sea of Information for Your Prostate Condition – Wendy L. Poage, MHA

    28: Navigating the Sea of Information for Your Prostate Condition – Wendy L. Poage, MHA

    Navigating the sea of information out there can be quite a challenge, and men and their loved ones often struggle with knowing where to obtain good information about their prostate health. Today, we are excited to welcome Wendy L. Poage, the President of the Prostate Conditions Education Council, to talk to us about this issue. Wendy will also share some information about the organization, which is the nation’s leading resource for information about prostate health. Stay tuned to find out more.
    Wendy has been the President of the Prostate Conditions Education Council since 1998. She also served as the Administrator of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for over twenty years. Her vast experience with prostate cancer includes leadership positions in renowned educational institutions, hospitals, non-profits, and private practice settings, including but not limited to Vice-president of the National Alliance for State Prostate Cancer Coalitions and The Prostate Cancer Round Table. Her unique expertise and areas of interest include bridging the gap between patients, research, and medical providers. She is a highly sought-after international consultant and resource. Be sure to listen in today to learn where to find the best information about your prostate health.
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation. 
    Show highlights:
    Wendy explains what the Prostate Conditions Education Council is and how it was formed. Wendy discusses the Prostate Cancer Awareness Week program. Some of the tests that get offered through the Prostate Cancer Awareness Week program. The Prostate Cancer Awareness program is free for almost everyone. Wendy explains how you, the listener, can go about finding one of the prostate health screening sites across the US. Some of the ongoing education and awareness campaigns that the PCEC has championed. How women have helped to encourage men to take care of their prostate health and their overall health. How to go about getting good information about your prostate health. The benefits of getting a second opinion. How to stay up to speed with all the resources that PCEC has to offer. Links and resources:
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
    http://www.prostatemarkers.org/ 
    http://www.prostateconditions.org/ 
    http://www.prostateevents.org/ 
    Our toll-free number is: 1-886-4PROST8 (1-866-477-6788)

    • 16 min
    27: From the Vault: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) - a Man's Check Engine Light - Judd W. Moul, MD

    27: From the Vault: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) - a Man's Check Engine Light - Judd W. Moul, MD

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! So, to support the effort to get the word out, we are re-airing our 2nd episode with prostate cancer expert, Dr. Judd Moul.
    Dr. Judd Moul, is from Duke University, and he’s here today talking about the importance of the PSA, or the Prostate Specific Antigen, which is like a check-engine light for men's prostate health.
    Dr. Moul joined the Duke faculty in 2004, after a career in the US Army Medical Corps, where he was mainly at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Moul, who served as the editor for Prostate Cancer and Prostate Disease Journal, has authored and co-authored over 275 scientific manuscripts and book chapters. He is a retired colonel, and also a noted researcher and clinician in the area of prostate cancer. He is also a popular speaker and lecturer, having been a visiting professor and keynote speaker throughout America and the world. 
    Be sure to listen in today, to hear what Dr. Moul has to share about the importance of the PSA. And in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, schedule an appointment for your screening today!
    Disclaimer: The Prostate Health Podcast is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as medical advice. By listening to the podcast, no physician-patient relationship has been formed. For more information and counseling, you must contact your personal physician or urologist with questions about your unique situation.
    Show Highlights:
    Dr. Moul explains what a PSA is. What is measured in the PSA test. The PSA test first came out in the late '80s. Initially, several companies were making the test, and there were no national standards at the time, so the results could vary, depending on where the test was done. Dr. Thomas Stamey, a famous Stanford urologist, came up with a standard for PSA testing. Dr. Moul explains how doctors checked men's prostates in the years before the PSA tests became available. The problem with doctors prescribing antibiotics for suspected prostate infections. A digital rectal prostate exam is still very important, even in combination with the PSA. The guidelines that Dr. Moul prefers to refer to, with regards to using the PSA for prostate cancer screening. There was an unsettling trend, in around 2012, that resulted in millions of American men not getting PSA or prostate cancer screening. Today, urologists are doing a very good job of determining who needs to go for an evaluation for elevated PSA. There are some very important things that The US Preventative Services Task Force needs to recognize around the cutting-off of PSA testing for certain men.   Links and resources:
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram - @gpohlmanmd 
    Get your free What To Expect Guide (or find the link here, on our podcast website)  
    Join our Facebook group 
    Follow Dr. Pohlman on Twitter and Instagram 
    Go to the Prostate Health Academy to sign up for the wait-list for our bonus video content. 
     

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