Brynna Connor MD
In young adults, the prostate is about the size of a walnut. However, it continually grows larger with age, potentially reaching the size of a lemon by the age of 60. In some cases, it may grow too large, leading to an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Aging is also linked to damage. Small molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) can form within cells. ROS damage DNA and cells, causing a cell to age. On the other hand, antioxidants are substances that get rid of ROS, helping prevent and heal damage.
According to Dr. Connor, the most marked loss in bone mineral density occurs during the 12 months before a person’s final period and the first two years afterward.
It is important to take peripheral neuropathy seriously, since symptoms can get worse and may cause additional problems over time.
After a woman stops the pill, it can take anywhere from one month to several months to resume a ‘normal’ cycle, but a woman should see her physician if her menstrual cycle does not resume after the third month after she has stopped the pill.
A pinched nerve in the neck, or cervical radiculopathy, occurs when a nerve root is compressed by herniated disc material, a degenerating disc, or aging bone. The body activates the inflammatory response, which causes swelling around the nerve root.
Circumcision is a somewhat controversial topic, and not all medical experts and healthcare providers are in agreement about whether it should be performed.
In an article on Livestrong.com, Dr. Connor explains who might want to use a binet, who shouldn’t, and offers a list of the ones she says are the best.
In an article on Giddy, Dr. Connor educates us about the human papillomavirus. She says men in particular do not seem to know very much about this highly contagious virus.
A major cause of back pain can be degenerative disc disease. Various factors, including what’s happening both inside and outside your cells, contribute to getting degenerative disc disease.