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Semaglutide for Weight Loss

February 23, 2024  |  Diet & Nutrition  Low Libido  Low Testosterone  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

The Importance of Healthy Weight Loss At the Austin Urology Institute, our mission has always been to provide comprehensive care that addresses the diverse needs of our patients. Over the last five years, we’ve encountered a significant uptick in patients presenting with conditions such as erectile dysfunction (ED), fatigue, low testosterone (T), buried penis (hidden […]

Pelvic Floor Tension and Urinary Symptoms

February 19, 2024  |  Bladder  Women's Health  

At our practice at the Austin Urology Institute, we have noticed a recurring pattern among a subset of patients: active adults under 50 experiencing severe urinary issues despite the absence of bacterial infections. This trend is not unique to our practice but reflects broader shifts in healthcare trends over the last decade. According to data […]

Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Options

February 6, 2024  |  Uncategorized  

Peyronie’s Disease Treatment Peyronie’s (pay-roe-NEE) disease is a condition in which fibrous scar tissue forms in the deeper tissues under the skin of the penis. This causes curved, painful erections.  This can prevent you from having sex. Or it might make it hard to get or keep an erection, which also is called erectile dysfunction. […]

Your Bladder Health Matters

February 1, 2024  |  Bladder  Uncategorized  

A New Weapon Against Bladder Cancer Are you undergoing BCG bladder instillation therapy?  If you answered yes, there is an additional therapy that may help prevent recurrence of bladder tumors. Nearly three-fourths of patients diagnosed with high-risk bladder cancer will recur or progress within ten years.  Even though most patients recover from bladder cancer, the vast […]

UTI and You

January 27, 2024  |  Uncategorized  UTIs  

Stop UTIs in Their Tracts Suffering from recurrent UTI symptoms?  Tired of being on antibiotics? I often prescribe D-mannose with Cranberry for my patients with recurrent UTI’s. Research suggests that supplemented D-mannose could be a promising alternative or complementary remedy especially as a prophylaxis for recurrent UTIs. When excreted in urine, D-mannose potentially inhibits Escherichia coli, […]

Bye-Bye Biopsy: PSA Urine Tests

January 25, 2024  |  Uncategorized  

Preventative Prostate Management Just Got Easier As we age, it is important that we keep an eye on our comprehensive health profile. For men, montotiring their PSA levels can help them get ahead of prostate problems and provide them with a peace of mind. Elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) often evoke concern and anxiety […]

Inside Scoop on Infertility

January 22, 2024  |  Men's Health  Uncategorized  

Infertility Issues? Are you Having Difficulty Conceiving?  Are your Swimmers Moving Slow?  We can help! We see many male patients who have low sperm counts, difficulty conceiving and slow swimmers.  With the help of prescription medications like Clomid for male infertility and Specialty vitamins like Contraception XR Motility support, many of our patients are able to […]

The Stones: Great for Music, Bad for Kidneys

January 19, 2024  |  Kidney Stones  

(Not So) Fun Facts About Kidney Stones Kidney stones can affect just about anyone. There are many factors, both genetic and environmental, that can make a person more or less likely to develop kidney stones. The majority of kidney stones are calcium stones (80%), most of which are composed primarily of calcium oxalate or calcium […]

Enclomiphene vs. Clomiphene for Low Testosterone

January 12, 2024  |  Low Testosterone  

Howdy from Austin Urology Institute, my name is Alex Hughes, Urology NP. Today, we’ll delve into the nuanced differences between two medications integral to managing testosterone levels and fertility: Enclomiphene and Clomiphene for low testosterone.  Understanding the Medications Clomiphene, a blend of Enclomiphene and Zuclomiphene, stimulates testosterone production by triggering hormone release from the pituitary […]

Can Porn Cause ED?

January 8, 2024  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

In today’s digitally connected world, explicit content accessibility has sparked discussions about its influence on men’s sexual health, particularly erectile dysfunction (ED). Understanding this connection is vital for men’s well-being. Many young men find themselves asking the internet, or their doctors, “can porn cause ED?”  Prevalence of Pornography Use Recent studies highlight widespread pornography consumption, […]

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