Erectile Dysfunction

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, […]

The Top Five Misconceptions About Erectile Dysfunction

March 26, 2021  |  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  

#1: The only treatment option is the “little blue pill” Viagra (the little blue pill) has proven itself to be be a great treatment option for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). However, not only are there many other medications available that treat ED in different ways, there are also new and emerging treatments that are proving to […]

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) […]

Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED): What is the difference?

December 23, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

The popularity of a non-traditional treatment of erectile dysfunction is growing: Low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). Gone are the days of medication therapy as the only treatment option. Low intensity shock wave treatment is becoming popular as it is a safe, non-invasive, drug free treatment option for ED. It uses low intensity shock […]

A Brief History of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

November 4, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  The/Age  

Shockwave therapy treatments have been around for a long time. They were used in various medical specialities to treat everything from kidney stones in the 1980s to orthopedic issues in the 1990s to cardiovascular disease in the 2000s. Most recently, the technology started to be deployed in 2012 to treat erectile dysfunction. Shockwave therapy, often […]

How much does a Penile Prosthesis Cost?

October 28, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

In dealing with healthcare and insurance companies, one of the most frustrating and commonly asked questions involves whether or not a procedure is covered and what costs are. With regards to erectile dysfunction treatments and penile prosthesis implants, the fortunate and most straightforward answer is that Penile Prosthesis or Implant placements are in fact, covered […]

How does a penile prosthesis work?

October 23, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

A penile implant is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) in men. It is a great option when other therapies have not worked for including pills, injections, pumps. Often times the side effects of these therapies are so extreme, they’re intolerable. It is also an excellent alternative for men who do not wish to […]

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