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Oliver Wu, M.D.

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CrossFit Training? Keep Safety Top of Mind

Posted by Oliver Wu, M.D. on May 31, 2017 8:23:00 AM

Clean and jerk, box jumps, snatch and grab, burpees, mountain climbers and sumo kettle bell lifts might sound foreign to some, but to others they’re CrossFit terms associated with getting healthy, feeling better and working hard. CrossFit has become a fast-growing exercise program over the last few years, and if you’re thinking about joining a CrossFit gym or entering into a CrossFit exercise routine, there are some things you might want to consider first. 

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Topics: is crossfit safe?, crossfit safety

How to Support a Loved One Who Has Diabetes

Posted by Oliver Wu, M.D. on Jan 25, 2017 7:50:00 AM

While a diabetes diagnosis is tough for the patient receiving the diagnosis, it can also be a downer for loved ones. No one wants to see their friends or family members struggle with a disease. If your loved one has been diagnosed, your first inclination is probably to help them. Here are some ways to go about that, because it can be a tricky situation. 

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Topics: diabetes, supporting a loved one

An Enlarged Prostate Is a Big Deal

Posted by Oliver Wu, M.D. on Oct 26, 2016 8:02:00 AM

Long after those awkward puberty days, men may have another growth spurt to look forward to – or not. As men grow older, they probably won’t grow any taller, but their prostates may grow larger. During puberty, sex hormones fuel prostate growth to an average of 20 grams in adult men. When men are in their 30s, the gland undergoes a second growth spurt and continues to get larger as they age, sometimes doubling in mass by their 70s.  For men, prostate changes could mean urinary changes that may come with potential problems like frequent urination, urinary hesitancy and urinary tract infections.

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Topics: benign prostate hyperplasia, enlarged prostate, BPH

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Isn’t for Everyone

Posted by Oliver Wu, M.D. on Oct 1, 2016 8:47:00 AM

Millions of men suffer from low testosterone. It can be physically, emotionally and mentally draining and worse – there isn’t a cure. However, men of all ages find relief from a form of treatment called “testosterone replacement therapy.” How do you know if you’re a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy? Basically, it’s a combination of symptoms and your testosterone number. 

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Topics: low testosterone, testosterone replacement therapy

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