Enlarged Prostate

New Treatments for BPH and BPH Symptoms

June 2, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and its associated lower urinary tract symptoms, is a common condition that may affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to males, it is also considered a “lifelong friend or enemy” that will either cause urinary symptoms or in some cases develop cancer. […]

Do Kegel Exercises Help Treat Enlarged Prostate? (BPH)

May 29, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  

Kegel exercises are commonly and easily performed little workouts that may help with urinary symptoms like frequency, urgency, leakage, and loss of control. For men with BPH or enlarged prostates, they may also experience these symptoms. But do Kegels cure and treat BPH? The short answer is… no. Although these exercises are great for pelvic […]

Self-Treatment for Enlarged Prostate: What Can You do to Avoid Surgery?

May 25, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

BPH, or enlarged prostate, and its associated urinary symptoms, is a fact of life for most men above the age of 40. Men as early in their 30s may begin to have symptoms of frequency, urgency, weak stream, frequent night time urination, leakage, or the inability to urinate. In males, the prostate is often the […]

NeoTract Designates Dr. Koushik Shaw as UroLift® Center of Excellence

May 11, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

In all areas of our urology practice, excellence is always our ambition. Our patients’ health and happiness is always the priority, and sometimes that effort gets recognized by outside groups. Recently, our founder and top-rated Austin urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw at the Austin Urology Institute was named a UroLift® Center of Excellence. Here’s the full […]

Can Fasting Shrink an Enlarged Prostate?

May 5, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  

While there is evidence suggesting that fasting, under certain conditions, may be good for a person’s overall health, there is inconclusive evidence suggesting that this practice can help shrink prostates or resolve urinary problems. Some studies do suggest that having a lower fasting blood glucose (sugar) level may be related to having a smaller prostate. […]

Neurostimulation Is Revolutionizing OAB Treatment

March 7, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Overactive bladder is more common than you think. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell on your own whether it’s an actual condition you have or something extraneous. Some of the symptoms of overactive bladder include the following: – Do you pee more frequently than you would often like? – Do you experience sudden urges to […]

Can an Enlarged Prostate Be Too Big to Treat?

February 7, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  

BPH, or enlarged prostate, is a common condition affecting men around the age of 50. Common symptoms of BPH may include straining to urinate, weak urine stream, dribbling at the end of urination, waking up at night multiple times to urinate, or the inability to empty your bladder. If you experience any or all of […]

What to Do When BPH Medications Fail

February 6, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  UTIs  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder and the urethra. It runs through the center of the prostate from the bladder and through the penis where urine flows out. As the […]

When Do Urinary Problems Start Damaging Your Body?

January 27, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  

If you’re a man beginning to get around your middle ages, you might have noticed a growing problem in your day to day life. Typically, having to do with urinary issues and going to the bathroom. These urinary problems might include the frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia), […]

Is Stress Making My BPH Symptoms Worse?

January 22, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  

Benign prostate hyperplasia or, BPH, is a common, progressive urological condition that can seriously impede the fluidity of your life. This condition, which has to do with the enlargement of the prostate, occurs in men around the age of 50. At 60 years old, 50% of men start exhibiting symptoms of BPH. And by age […]