Expert Insights

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 28, 2022  |  Prostate Cancer  

Did you know that prostate cancer impacts 1 in 9 men during their lifetime? It is the most common cancer to affect men, excluding skin cancer. It’s also the leading cause of cancer deaths among men. Prostate cancer typically affects men over the age of 65, and for reasons not fully understood, it’s more prevalent […]

Dr. Koushik Shaw Performs First Living Kidney Donation With National Donate Life

September 16, 2022  |  Kidney Health  

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and Donate Life America are piloting the first-ever living kidney donor program in Texas, and Dr. Koushik Shaw is honored to be part of it. Having performed kidney transplant surgery since 2004, this was a significant moment for Dr. Shaw and the greater transplant community at large.  Images courtesy […]

Answering Austin’s Vasectomy Questions: How Old Do You Have To Be For A Vasectomy?

September 12, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

In light of the increase in vasectomy inquiries after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, we’re here to answer any and all of Austin’s vasectomy questions. One common question: How old do you have to be to have a vasectomy in Texas? Before we dig into how old you have to be, let’s talk more […]

Achieving Balance: Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & More

September 9, 2022  |  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Nutrition  

It doesn’t matter how much or how little you know about hormone imbalances; it’s intimidating to know where to begin, and how to achieve and maintain hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances look different from person to person, meaning that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We wish it were that easy! At Austin Urology Institute we’re committed […]

Diet and Fertility: Does food increase sperm count? 

July 25, 2022  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

At Austin Urology Institute we tackle many complex diagnosis with males and females alike.  One of the most frustrating diagnosis for patient and partner is that of male infertility.  It’s a complex topic and several factors can play a role in fertility. One factor that is often overlooked is diet. Male infertility means that there’s a problem with […]

Male Fertility Supplements: Do they work? What’s the deal!?

July 25, 2022  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Male fertility supplements are dietary supplements that contain  minerals, herbs, amino acids, compounds and other vitamins that can help men struggling with infertility. These products claim to help: Increase sperm count Boost sperm motility Improve the health of DNA Improve sperm morphology (the shape, size, and appearance of sperm) Support overall male infertility It’s important […]

Are Testosterone Boosters Safe? Do They Work?

June 30, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Testosterone is the dominant hormone in men, accounting for libido, fertility, sexual development in adolescents, bone density maintenance, and muscle maintenance. It also plays a role in erectile function, among many other roles. It seems that since the beginning of time, there has been a multitude of potions, elixirs, and snake oils claiming to function as […]

Veganism and Kidney Stones: Dr. Shaw Weighs In

June 28, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

In a recent blog posted by The Beet, Dr. Shaw offered some insight into veganism and kidney stones. 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 […]

Increasing Vasectomy Rates in Texas

June 27, 2022  |  Vasectomy  

Following the historic Roe v. Wade decision at the national level, important discussions have been occurring regarding contraceptive options in people’s homes. Condoms remain the only temporary form of birth control for men, with a failure rate of approximately 2-3% when used “perfectly.”  However, “typical” use failure rates can range from 10 to 20% over […]

“Can We Stop? I Have To Go!” Traveling and Your Urinary System

June 26, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Does Travel Effect Your Urinary System? Whether you’re hitting the road for work or some much-needed R and R, traveling can impact your urinary tract in a variety of ways. Travel can put a lot of stress on the body. If you’re flying, you may be up at odd hours, eating snack or junk foods, […]

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