Expert Insights

New Treatments for BPH and BPH Symptoms

June 2, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and its associated lower urinary tract symptoms, is a common condition that may affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to males, it is also considered a “lifelong friend or enemy” that will either cause urinary symptoms or in some cases develop cancer. […]

Who to trust with medical advice in these times

June 2, 2020  |  Austin Urology  The/Age  

It seems like everyone has some medical opinion these days, from your grandma to your postman.  And who’s the guy or gal on the other end of the blog or web article with advice for a sure fire cure for weight loss, instant libido, or better erections? Those questionable purveyors of women’s and men’s health […]

Do Kegel Exercises Help Treat Enlarged Prostate? (BPH)

May 29, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  

Kegel exercises are commonly and easily performed little workouts that may help with urinary symptoms like frequency, urgency, leakage, and loss of control. For men with BPH or enlarged prostates, they may also experience these symptoms. But do Kegels cure and treat BPH? The short answer is… no. Although these exercises are great for pelvic […]

Self-Treatment for Enlarged Prostate: What Can You do to Avoid Surgery?

May 25, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or enlarged prostate, and its associated urinary symptoms, is a fact of life for most men above the age of 40. Men as early in their 30s may begin to have symptoms of frequency, urgency, weak stream, frequent night time urination, leakage, or the inability to urinate. In males, the prostate is often the […]

6 Reasons Why Urinary Issues Are Interrupting Your Life

May 21, 2020  |  Incontinence  

Urinary incontinence might seem like a minor inconvenience (as long as you’re never too far from the restroom). However, when all the consequences of the increased urgency and frequency are tallied up, you can see what kind of toll this condition can take. Here are six of the ways urinary issues can be a major […]

Is Your Penis Bent Out of Shape with Peyronie’s Disease?

May 18, 2020  |  Peyronie's Disease  

Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a condition of the penis that can affect up to 13% of males of all ages. It is also suggested that this percentage may be actually higher due to the nature of the disease and the potential embarrassment that some men may have in reporting their symptoms. The disease comes in […]

NeoTract Designates Dr. Koushik Shaw as UroLift® Center of Excellence

May 11, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

In all areas of our urology practice, excellence is always our ambition. Our patients’ health and happiness is always the priority, and sometimes that effort gets recognized by outside groups. Recently, our founder and top-rated Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw at the Austin Urology Institute was named a UroLift® Center of Excellence. Here’s the full […]

Can Fasting Shrink an Enlarged Prostate?

May 5, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

While there is evidence suggesting that fasting, under certain conditions, may be good for a person’s overall health, there is inconclusive evidence suggesting that this practice can help shrink prostates or resolve urinary problems. Some studies do suggest that having a lower fasting blood glucose (sugar) level may be related to having a smaller prostate. […]

A Sticky Situation: Dr. Shaw in Ask Men

March 11, 2020  |  Men's Health  

Our founder, urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw, was recently featured in three articles on AskMen to enlighten readers on some of the mysteries of the male reproductive process. What Is Whiskey Dick? Here, Dr. Shaw explains how alcohol can hinder sexual performance (leading to erectile dysfunction, among other drawbacks), even as it enhances confidence. How to […]

Neurostimulation Is Revolutionizing OAB Treatment

March 7, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Overactive bladder is more common than you think. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell on your own whether it’s an actual condition you have or something extraneous. Some of the symptoms of overactive bladder include the following: – Do you pee more frequently than you would often like? – Do you experience sudden urges to […]