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Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Tips for Keeping them Healthy

March 1, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Make/Well  The/Age  

Kidneys are incredible organs, and vital to our health.  The kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning about 200 quarts of fluid to the bloodstream every 24 hours. Around two quarts are removed from the body through urine, and the other 198 quarts are filtered and recovered in the body. However, in 2020, […]

How to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer through Diet

February 28, 2021  |  Make/Well  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Testicular Cancer  

Differences in diet and lifestyle may account for the variability of prostate cancer rates. Additionally, correct nutrition may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer and help reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression. An important point to note: it is estimated that one third of cancer deaths in the United States can be attributed to […]

Austin’s Top Doctor 2021 – Best Austin Urologist

February 26, 2021  |  Uncategorized  

Dr. Koushik Shaw and Austin Urology Institute is proud to receive the 2021 Austin’s Top Doctor in the Urology category, now winning that title several years in a row, as voted by his peers as one of the best urologists in Austin, Texas. Dr. Shaw has practiced urology for over 15 years in Austin, treating […]

What Is It Like Seeing a Nutritionist at Austin Urology Institute?

February 25, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  The/Age  Women's Health  

The science is clear. Those who eat a balanced and healthy diet have lower chances of obesity and certain comorbidities like heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancers. Different medical conditions also call for the addition or avoidance of certain foods within specific diets. When it comes to a wide variety of urological issues such […]

Prostate Cancer and African-American Men

February 24, 2021  |  Prostate Cancer  

Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. About six cases in ten are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older. And one in three Black American males […]

What is Prostate Cancer Screening?

February 16, 2021  |  Prostate Cancer  

Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, excluding including skin cancer. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. Prostate cancer develops mainly in […]

How Diet Affects an Overactive Bladder

February 14, 2021  |  Bladder  

The good news is most people can reduce or alleviate their symptoms of Overactive Bladder (OAB) through diet and lifestyle changes, medication, or both. If you have OAB, it’s important to avoid foods that can irritate your bladder. Opt instead for whole foods that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and easy on your system. You […]

Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally

February 13, 2021  |  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Uncategorized  

Urine naturally contains minerals and salts. When the urine is concentrated with these compounds it can cause hard stones to form in the kidneys (hence the name kidney stones). Once the kidney stones begin to move into the ureter towards the bladder, that kidney stone is now called a ureteral stone and it’s trying to […]

Jatenzo, a NEW oral therapy for low testosterone and hypogonadism

February 12, 2021  |  Low Testosterone  

Austin Urology Institute is proud to debut the newest therapy for hypogonadism and Low T, Jatenzo. Jatenzo is an innovative new therapy for those suffering from signs and symptoms of low testosterone. Historically, oral delivery of testosterone was associated with liver related issues and toxicity. Thus, testosterone has been delivered by gel, injection, pellets, and even […]

What can you do right now to help prevent kidney stones?

February 10, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Kidney stones. The name alone is enough to leave some people shuttering. While some kidney stones are as small as a grain of sand and pass through the ureter without us even knowing, some can leave you with a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, and chances are the task of […]