Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)

Diet and Fertility: Does food increase sperm count? 

July 25, 2022  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

At Austin Urology Institute we tackle many complex diagnosis with males and females alike.  One of the most frustrating diagnosis for patient and partner is that of male infertility.  It’s a complex topic and several factors can play a role in fertility. One factor that is often overlooked is diet. Male infertility means that there’s a problem with […]

Male Fertility Supplements: Do they work? What’s the deal!?

July 25, 2022  |  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Male fertility supplements are dietary supplements that contain  minerals, herbs, amino acids, compounds and other vitamins that can help men struggling with infertility. These products claim to help: Increase sperm count Boost sperm motility Improve the health of DNA Improve sperm morphology (the shape, size, and appearance of sperm) Support overall male infertility It’s important […]

Seven Ways You Can Increase Your Sperm Count

September 16, 2021  |  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

If you find yourself googling “How To Keep Testicles Healthy?” Here are seven simple things you should add to your to-do list that can help. Male infertility accounts for 40–50% of infertility. It affects approximately 7% of all men. It is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery […]

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? […]

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, […]

Cannabis and Male Fertility

March 25, 2021  |  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  The/Age  

It’s no secret that cannabis has been widely used for years as a recreational drug. More recently, it has also shown effectiveness as an alternative medical treatment for certain conditions. Today, due to being fully legalized or decriminalized in much of the U.S., its use is even more widespread—especially at younger ages. Although more research […]

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) […]

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