Early signs that you might have prostate cancer

A patient talks with his provider about early signs of prostate cancer

As with most forms of cancerous disease, researchers and medical professionals are not sure as to what causes prostate cancer.

On a basic level, a prostate cancer diagnosis could be from an acquired genetic change in the DNA of a normal prostate cell. Some genetic changes can be inherited, making family history an important thing to look at when determining your risk for prostate cancer.

Without a clear understanding of what causes prostate cancer, the best thing you can do is know the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, and what can happen if left unnoticed or untreated.

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Signs you might have a kidney stone

Patient talking to urologist about kidney stones

Kidney stones are hard deposits of salt and minerals containing calcium or uric acid developed in your kidneys. From there, the stones travel to other parts of your urinary tract, causing what many patients describe as excruciating pain when they pass.

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Annual checkup checklist


Scheduling an annual checkup with your primary care provider is an important—and necessary—step in living a healthy lifestyle.

An appointment with your provider isn’t just for when you’re feeling bad; it’s for when you’re feeling good, too.

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What is leaky gut syndrome?

leaky gut syndrome often afflicts people with other chronic illnesses

Migraines, an irritable bowel, eczema, chronic fatigue, food allergies, joint pain, and uncomfortable digestive issues are all common signs that your body might be battling what some refer to as “leaky gut syndrome.”

When it comes to diagnosing conditions that affect gut health, leaky gut syndrome is a relatively new expression used by some in the medical community to explain stomach imbalances and problems caused by intestinal permeability (or intestinal hyperpermeability).

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