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Austin Urology Institute Treats Urologic Health and Wellness

May 27, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Diet & Nutrition  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  The/Age  Women's Health  

Austin Urology Institute wants to keep you healthy! And in order to do so we have to include the whole picture of health, including preventative medicine. The truth is, prevention is the best medicine. Effective prevention means looking at your nutrition and lifestyle habits as the first line of defense against illness. General health and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

What Foods to Avoid for Prostate Cancer Prevention

March 2, 2021  |  Enlarged Prostate  Make/Well  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Testicular Cancer  Uncategorized  

When focusing on our health, most of us know that looking at what we eat is crucial. When discussing prostate cancer risk reduction through diet, there are a some simple guidelines to follow that will leave your body better suited to fight the development of the cancer, that we discussed here. However, there are two […]

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, […]

How to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer through Diet

February 28, 2021  |  Make/Well  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Testicular Cancer  

Differences in diet and lifestyle may account for the variability of prostate cancer rates. Additionally, correct nutrition may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer and help reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression. An important point to note: it is estimated that one third of cancer deaths in the United States can be attributed to […]

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 […]

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