Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for stimulating sperm production, building muscle and bone mass, and sex drive. It is produced in the testicles and influences fat distribution, hair growth, bone density and red blood cell production for men.
Robert Glenn Pugach, MD, Urologist and Medical Director at the Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Pugach received a Bachelor of Science Degree from New York University. After completing medical studies at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, he went to New York University-Booth Memorial Medical Center where he completed general surgery residency. Dr. Pugach then did his urology training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He is a member of American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU), the Society of Laparoendosopic Surgeon and the American Medical Association.
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For some reasons unknown, some women get bladder infections repeatedly. This is called chronic cystitis. According to Dr. Robert Pugach, a Medical Director at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, the main key in preventing infections is urinating. Urinating several times daily prevents bladder infections by flushing bacteria out of the urethra.
Although the prostate may be out of site, it should not be out of mind. Men have a gland, which is located underneath the bladder and just above the rectum, called the prostate gland. It is said to be approximately the size of a small plum or somewhat bigger than a walnut. The prostate gland, shaped like a donut, encases a part of the urethra. The urethra is the canal that carries the urine and the semen to the exterior opening of the penis.
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