What is Sacral Neuromodulation for Overactive Bladder?

September 1, 2023  |  Bladder  

Getting up to pee a wee bit too much?  You’re not alone. And what’s more, you’re not too far away from sensible, outpatient solutions!  No, we don’t mean meditation —we’re talking sacral neuromodulation to stop that ‘gotta go’ sensation.  Let’s talk about your sacral nerves.  You have five pairs of these nerves poking past your […]

Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Constipation

February 6, 2023  |  Bladder  

If you have bladder leaks, you may have noticed that they worsen when you are constipated. This is because there’s a link between constipation and frequent urination. Constipation causes the colon to enlarge and place more pressure on the bladder, leading to increased urgency and frequent urination. Having to constantly urinate is a condition known […]

Your Bladder Is No Laughing Matter: November is Bladder Health Month

November 3, 2022  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  

Did you know, every 1 in 6 adults will suffer from an overactive bladder (OAB)? And that every 1 in 3 women will deal with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) at some point during their lifetime? If you feel like you’re the only person in the world who “leaks” or is constantly running to the bathroom, […]

Vitamin D and Bladder/Urinary Tract Health

May 30, 2022  |  Bladder  

What does Vitamin D do for my body? Vitamin D synthesis begins when a chemical in our skin is converted by sunlight into pre-vitamin D3. Additionally, vitamin D is found largely in our diets: in fatty fish, milk products, and fortified cereals. This vitamin in turn helps with our body’s immune health and helps to […]

Nutrition and Bladder Cancer Prevention

September 10, 2021  |  Bladder  

Here’s the scoop: There’s not a lot of great research out there that promotes specific foods or supplements to prevent bladder cancer. It’s the same advice you’ve probably received over and over again. Eat healthy. But what does that mean exactly? -Learn to love fruits and veggies. I mean love. The more organic fruits and vegetables […]

Bladder Cancer: Causes, Risks, Symptoms

September 8, 2021  |  Bladder  

Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. It affects approximately 68,000 adults in the United States each year. It begins in the cells that line the inside of the bladder called urothelial cells. It’s most commonly found in the bladder, but this same type of cancer can be found […]

Overactive Bladder and Gemtesa (Vibregon)

June 11, 2021  |  Bladder  

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common medical condition affecting as many as 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the United States. It is estimated that up to 50 percent of women and 30 percent of men will have bladder control problems during their lifetime. OAB is characterized by a sudden, uncomfortable […]

Georgetown Urology Clinic Keeps North Austin Healthy

May 25, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Austin Urology Institute wants to keep you healthy! Often, treatments for typical urologic conditions can be more effective when supplemented with improved nutrition. Austin Urology Institute is unique in that we take an individualized approach to the urologic conditions of each patient and look at the whole picture, including nutrition! How do we do this? […]

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 […]

Women’s Health Month: May Challenge Week Four

May 24, 2021  |  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Women's Health  

It’s Women’s Health Month!  The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health! And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! They apply to […]

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