A recent study in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology showed that elevated blood triglyceride levels predicted a 35% increased risk of prostate cancer and for reoccurrence of prostate cancer after treatment. So the use of statins, exercise and dietary discretion proves scientifically helpful for men with concerns regarding prostate cancer. If you are unable to control your blood triglyceride levels with diet and exercise, please see your internist to consider other treatments. This is Dr. Boone’s summary of an article written by Michael Ferguson of MD News.
Some older women have bacteria in their bladders that do not need to be treated. If you have no pain, no fever, no burning with urination, no frequency and no urgency; You may be one of the older women who do not need antibiotic treatment. if your primary care doctor has suggested antibiotics and you have no symptoms, you may consider seeing a urologist. If you are over 60 and have symptoms of a urinary infection, please do not delay being seen by your doctor. UTI can be life threatening in the older population, Our goal in treating UTI is to get the antibiotics to the women who need them and to avoid unnecessary antibiotics in the women who do not need them.
Our patient, Ms. Lee Small lost 132 pounds on her by changing her mind!! Learn the details of her success by reading her book The Trio Plan-LS!! She went from a size 28 to a size 8. Now that is success!! www.weightcoachls.com
Happy New Year !! As 2014 draws to a close, I realize how grateful I am to be a doctor and to have so many wonderful patients and colleagues. I am always very grateful for my family and friends. But, this year I am especially grateful for my wonderful patients and my staff. I have been blessed this year to see some wonderful people as patients and to have the most wonderful helpers along the way. I have been honored to assist some brave people with their fight against cancer. I have performed emergency surgery for many kidney stones this year. I have helped many women with infections and incontinence. It is a great gift to be able to help so many people with their most intimate problems and ease the fears of my patients and their family members. I can think of no work as rewarding as mine! I […]
A VERY grumpy elf sent letters to some of Dr. Boone’s patient and some of her referral doctors indicating that Dr. Boone was retiring. That is absolutely not true. Dr. Boone plans to work as a urologist for many more years. If you receive a letter from this mischievous elf, please disregard it. Happy Holidays!
Friday December 5th is our last day in 2014 that we will be doing test stimulation for patients who have frequency or urinary urgency or urge incontinence or frequent nightly urination! If you have failed other therapy and want to be evaluated, please call our office as soon as possible. As most people have paid their deductable and are trying to get everything done before the end of the year, it will be scheduled on a first first serve basis. www.medtronic.com (see test stimulation)
Prostate cancer in America has the highest mortality rates in he African American community. The prostate Health Education Network’s mission is to eliminate the disparity in diagnosis and cure. www.prostatehealthed.org
2014 NEWSLETTER Update: Treatment of Men With Benign Prostate Enlargement And Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (BPH and LUTS) The American Urologic Association (AUA) recently sent Dr. Boone a review article of all the typical treatments for men with BPH and LUTS. If you have been to our office, you know that Dr. Boone has most men fill out an AUA symptom score on most visits. This score helps to evaluate the severity of your symptoms and to see if our therapy is helping you. If you are a male and have not done this score, go to our website and take the quiz. If your symptoms are in the moderate to severe range, you may desire treatment. What is Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy? It is a pathological diagnosis that indicates inflammation in the prostate gland. What is LUTS (Lower urinary tract symptoms)? LUTS is a symptom complex that can […]
Unless you have been given specific dietary or pharmacologic recommendations, the following suggestions help most kidney stone patients: Drink 10 10oz. glasses of liquid every 24 hours. Limit sodium in your diet to 1500 mg. per 24 hours. Two fresh lemons or limes or 4 oz of lemon or lime concentrate per 24 hours. 4 servings of calcium rich food per 24 hours. Take Theralith XR every day (www.theralogix.com) Provider code #41029