Austin Urology

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  

The verdict is in: 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 a flow of blood through the blood vessels. When the pressure […]

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) […]

Urology and Telemedicine: Man’s (and Woman’s) New Best Friend

March 20, 2021  |  Austin Urology  

Healthcare has changed dramatically since COVID. The shift from in-person care to virtual care (telemedicine) has begun. This doesn’t just apply to on-demand urgent care visits, this applies to all medical specialties from cardiology and pediatrics to dermatology and urology. If you’ve had any doctor’s appointments since COVID has changed daily life, then at least […]

Women and Urology??!!

March 10, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Men's Health  Uncategorized  Women's Health  

This week includes International Women’s Day on March 8th! So how do women fit into the urology specialty? Most think of urology as specific to men and men’s health. However, urology plays a big part in the health of all women, as well. Urologists aren’t just for men! And men aren’t just urologists. Many urology […]

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 […]

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Tips for Keeping them Healthy

March 1, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Make/Well  The/Age  

Kidneys are incredible organs, and vital to our health.  The kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning about 200 quarts of fluid to the bloodstream every 24 hours. Around two quarts are removed from the body through urine, and the other 198 quarts are filtered and recovered in the body. However, in 2020, […]

What Is It Like Seeing a Nutritionist at Austin Urology Institute?

February 25, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  The/Age  Women's Health  

The science is clear. Those who eat a balanced and healthy diet have lower chances of obesity and certain comorbidities like heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancers. Different medical conditions also call for the addition or avoidance of certain foods within specific diets. When it comes to a wide variety of urological issues such […]

What can you do right now to help prevent kidney stones?

February 10, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Kidney stones. The name alone is enough to leave some people shuttering. While some kidney stones are as small as a grain of sand and pass through the ureter without us even knowing, some can leave you with a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, and chances are the task of […]