Nutrition

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 […]

Are Diet and Libido Connected in Women?

May 25, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Diet & Nutrition  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  Women's Health  

There is one thing we know for sure: Metabolic syndrome is shown to negatively affect sexual function and libido in women.  So what is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome affects about one-third of adults in the U.S. and describes conditions that occur together, the combination of which increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type […]

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 […]

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, […]

What’s the Big Deal About Water? Part II

April 6, 2021  |  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Men's Health  Nutrition  Women's Health  

Did you miss “What’s the Big Deal About Water? Part I?” If so, scroll on back and start there for some interesting information and fun facts before you dive into Part II! It is essential for the body to get the recommended amount of water each day. Those who are more sedentary should drink a […]

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) […]

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 […]

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