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Are Diet and Libido Connected in Women?

May 25, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Diet & Nutrition  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  Women's Health  

There is one thing we know for sure: Metabolic syndrome is shown to negatively affect sexual function and libido in women.  So what is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome affects about one-third of adults in the U.S. and describes conditions that occur together, the combination of which increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type […]

Diet and Lifestyle’s Impact on Your BPH Symptoms

May 24, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  

A condition known as BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, occurs when the prostate gland becomes enlarged. BPH affects 70% of US men in their 60s and 80% of men over 70 years of age. What are the symptoms of BPH? Since the prostate surrounds the urethra just below the bladder, it can cause symptoms that […]

Why would an Austin urologist offer wellness and nutritional services? (An interview with the Director of Nutrition)

April 14, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Low Testosterone  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

Dr. Shaw and his team at Austin Urology Institute take an integrative approach to urology by combining different aspects of care, including medication, hormone therapy, innovative new tools, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle factors. Expanding from our core Austin urology services makes treating those urological conditions more effective. Here is a Q&A with the Director of […]

Can Diabetes Affect Urological Health?!

April 13, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Erectile Dysfunction  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

This may come as a surprise to some, but diabetes and urological health issues are closely connected. Diabetics are susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Diabetes can also often exacerbate urologic conditions because it can impair the body’s blood flow, nerves, and sensory functions. Simply […]

Does being Overweight Decrease Testosterone? 

April 12, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Let’s talk testosterone… When it comes to Men’s Wellness, testosterone is a key player. It is responsible for regulating men’s muscle mass and strength, bone mass, fat distribution, production of red blood cells, sex drive (libido), and sperm production. Your highest increase in testosterone occurs between puberty and early adulthood, remains stable for a while, […]

Can High Blood Pressure Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

March 23, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Low Testosterone  Make/Well  Men's Health  

There are numerous causes of ED – from underlying physical health issues to psychological ED. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be a major contributor to erectile dysfunction (ED). Studies show that at least 30% of men who have high blood pressure also experience ED. Blood pressure refers to the pressure needed to cause […]

The Link Between High Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction

March 22, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  Uncategorized  

High cholesterol and erectile dysfunction are two health conditions that commonly co-exist. Having high cholesterol can hinder sexual performance and decrease libido, and ED is commonly the earliest noted symptom of high cholesterol in men. How are they connected? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance in the bloodstream. We have both ‘good cholesterol’ (called HDL) […]

Salt’s Effects on an Overactive Bladder

March 19, 2021  |  Bladder  Incontinence  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  The/Age  Women's Health  

What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)? Overactive bladder causes both men and women to have the sudden and strong urge to urinate. In some cases, this can eventually lead to incontinence. What could cause it? Aging, an enlarged prostate, and diabetes are some of the commonly known risk factors for Overactive Bladder symptoms. Diet and lifestyle […]

The Relationship Between Testosterone and Type II Diabetes

March 8, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Low Testosterone  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  The/Age  Uncategorized  

In what is called the largest study on testosterone treatment ever carried out, scientists found that regular injections of testosterone appeared to lower the risk of developing Type II diabetes, prevent its progression, and even reverses early Type II diabetes. Around 1/3 of men who have Type II diabetes also have hypogonadism, meaning the body […]

Inflammation, Insulin, and Prostate Cancer

March 7, 2021  |  Diet & Nutrition  Prostate Cancer  The/Age  

Two recent studies conducted from separate teams at both Harvard University and the University of Texas Cancer Center show a similar link between diet and prostate cancer. What diets specifically? Dr. Benjamin Fu, leading the Harvard team, focused on hyperinsulinemic and inflammatory diets. Dr. Justin Gregg and the University of Texas team had findings on […]

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