“The main risk factors for melanoma are sun exposure, amount of sun exposure, high-level sun exposure — meaning sunburns — but also light skin color,” says Aleksandar Sekulic, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologist.
The most common places for melanoma to occur are body parts exposed to the sun, including the face, back, arms and legs. The first signs are often a change to an existing mole or an unusual-looking growth on the skin.
“The big problem with melanoma is not only that it starts in the skin, but that it can spread. And it can be deadly,” says Dr. Sekulic.
Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially in the middle of the day to prevent sunburns. Wear protective gear outside, such as a broad-brimmed hat, tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs, and sunglasses to protect your eyes. And use sunscreen generously with a sun protection factor of 30 or higher on exposed areas of skin. Reapply at least every two hours. And if you’re swimming or sweating, use water- and sweat-resistant sunscreen.
Blood in your urine can be a startling sight, one that prompts concern over your health. While it doesn’t always mean something serious, several serious things can cause it. And that means you should contact your doctor right away.
It’s also important to understand what’s going on in your body. You may see a range of colors — from pink or slightly dark urine to bright red or cola-colored liquid. You may also see clots, which can come from your prostate, urethra, kidneys or ureters (tubes connecting your kidney to your bladder).
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or benign enlargement of the prostate, is the most common prostate problem that will affect almost all men as they age. There are many treatment options available that range from medications to surgical options that destroy excess tissue. Learn more about them in this helpful video from Cleveland Clinic.
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common condition that affects the prostate gland. While it can make things quite uncomfortable for those who are living with it, BPH is noncancerous and treatable. Learn more about it in this helpful video from Cleveland Clinic.
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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, you may be asking yourself a lot of questions. Our experts are here to help you answer them.
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Atopic dermatitis is a sensitivity disease of the skin, similar to asthma in the lungs, hay fever in the sinuses and food allergies in the gut. It’s a chronic condition and tends to flare periodically. The symptoms vary. Adult eczema often occurs in patches on areas of the body prone to friction or sweat. If those self-care steps don’t help, your dermatologist may prescribe topical or oral medications, or other therapies.
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