Expert Insights

Urine Color and You

December 23, 2023  |  Bladder  

Colors of Urine: What’s Normal and What’s Not? The color of urine can serve as an indicator of various aspects of an individual’s health, offering valuable insights into hydration levels, diet, and potential underlying medical conditions. Normal urine color typically ranges from pale yellow to amber, influenced by the concentration of a pigment called urochrome. […]

Can you ejaculate after a vasectomy?

May 18, 2023  |  Vasectomy  

Thinking About a Vasectomy? Hey there, I’m Alex, the NP from Austin Urology Institute! If you’re considering getting a vasectomy in Austin or anywhere, you might be wondering what happens to your ejaculate afterward. Well, we’re here to clear that up for you! Basically, a vasectomy is a type of birth control that involves cutting […]

Natural Remedies for UTIs

May 16, 2023  |  UTIs  

Natural Cures for UTIs Dr. Shaw was recently quoted in an article in LiveStrong about natural UTI treatments you can do at home, noting there are risks with this type of infection and that treatment should be administered by a physician. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are uncomfortable, even painful at times, and should be treated […]

Giving Yourself a Penile Injection

April 21, 2023  |  Enlarged Prostate  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Trimix is an erectile dysfunction treatment that involves self-administered penile injections. When injected, Trimix relaxes the smooth muscle and opens the blood vessels in your penis to allow for an erection. Patients using Trimix will want to administer it 5-15 minutes before sexual activity. It can be intimidating to give yourself an injection, so keep […]

Can I Have an MRI with Urolift Implants?

April 14, 2023  |  Enlarged Prostate  Prostate Health  

“If I get Urolift implants, can I still have an MRI?“ This is a question I get asked often during consultations with patients who have an enlarged prostate and the truth is yes…but also no. Urolift implants are what we in the urology business call “MR conditional.” As the name suggests, this means under the […]

Fertility in Austin: How to Keep Your Baby Maker Healthy in a Hot Environment

April 14, 2023  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Howdy, all you sweaty people out there.  This fertility PSA is from Alex, nurse practitioner from the Austin Urology Institute. Since we’ve reached the point in the year when they start sticking to your thighs, let’s talk balls!  Testicles hang to keep your testes away from your body, helping them stay cooler so sperm can […]

The First-Ever Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day

April 10, 2023  |  Kidney Health  

April 10th is officially Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day. On the first-ever Austin’s Living Kidney Donor Day, our own Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw accepted the proclamation from Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool. The celebration was held at the Kidney Transplant Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Kidney donors, recipients, and health […]

A Low-Carb Diet for Hypogonadism

March 29, 2023  |  Low Testosterone  

Low-Carb Diet for Hypogonadism Hypogonadism is a condition in which men do not produce enough testosterone, also known as testosterone deficiency. Symptoms include decreased sex drive, lower energy, and even feelings of depression. Over time, men with hypogonadism can develop erectile dysfunction, male infertility, a decrease in muscle mass, and more. It is well known […]

Prostatitis Diet: How Nutrition Affects Chronic Prostatitis

March 23, 2023  |  Diet & Nutrition  Prostate Health  

Prostatitis and Diet Prostatitis is a condition that affects the prostate gland, which is a small gland located between the bladder and the penis in men. It can cause a range of symptoms, including pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen or back, painful urination, and difficulty urinating. While there are several causes of prostatitis, […]

How To Treat An Enlarged Prostate (BPH or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia)

March 21, 2023  |  Enlarged Prostate  

Are you suffering from a weak urinary stream or feeling like you never really “emptied” your bladder? Do you wake up in the middle of the night having to pee? There’s a chance might be suffering from an enlarged prostate, also known as BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia). BPH is a common condition, impacting 50% of […]

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