Vasectomies and Sexual Performance

August 18, 2023  |  Uncategorized  

Hey there! I’m Alex, a nurse practitioner at the Austin Urology Institute, here to answer a common question about vasectomies and sexual performance . Something we hear often is “So, I’ve had a vasectomy. Does that mean I will last longer in bed?”  Well, the short answer is that a vasectomy doesn’t directly affect your […]

Testosterone Levels: Where Do I Stack Up?

July 18, 2023  |  Low Testosterone  Uncategorized  

Let’s Talk Testosterone. Testosterone levels in men tend to increase during their late teens and early twenties, peaking in their late twenties. After that, they may gradually decrease by about 1% per year, but this can vary on a case by case basis. The normal range for adult males is usually between 300 and 1,000 […]

Are Testosterone Boosters Safe? Do They Work?

June 30, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Testosterone is the dominant hormone in men, accounting for libido, fertility, sexual development in adolescents, bone density maintenance, and muscle maintenance. It also plays a role in erectile function, among many other roles. It seems that since the beginning of time, there has been a multitude of potions, elixirs, and snake oils claiming to function as […]

Veganism and Kidney Stones: Dr. Shaw Weighs In

June 28, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

In a recent blog posted by The Beet, Dr. Shaw offered some insight into veganism and kidney stones. Urine naturally contains minerals and salts. When the urine is concentrated with these compounds it can cause hard stones to form in the kidneys (hence the name kidney stones). Once the kidney stones begin to move into the […]

“Can We Stop? I Have To Go!” Traveling and Your Urinary System

June 26, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Does Travel Effect Your Urinary System? Whether you’re hitting the road for work or some much-needed R and R, traveling can impact your urinary tract in a variety of ways. Travel can put a lot of stress on the body. If you’re flying, you may be up at odd hours, eating snack or junk foods, […]

What’s better? Deciding between the Urolift and iTIND devices

June 22, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Urolift VS. iTIND Not more than 10 years ago, men suffering with BPH or enlarged prostate would have two main choices:  1) take a pill consistently for the rest of your life (Flomax, Uroxatral, Tamsulosin, Alfuzosin, Proscar, or Finasteride). The pills can have side effects ranging from low blood pressure, fatigue, dizziness, nasal congestion, exacerbation […]

Testosterone for Women: Why Female Patients Sometimes Need Testosterone Supplements

June 11, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

What is testosterone? You may think of testosterone as a hormone exclusive to males, but women make this hormone too. It is just one of many sex hormones that women produce, along with estrogen and progesterone. Levels of testosterone in your body gradually reduce as you become older, with many women not even noticing. Others […]

What African American Men Need To Know About Their Health

June 9, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Know Your Health, Know Yourself  How often do you get checkups? It can be difficult as a man to find time to go to the doctor, especially when we are experiencing issues related to urological health, prostate health, and sexual health. African American men are genetically predisposed to and are at higher risk than others […]

Prostate Problems? Consider Going Plant-Based

June 5, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Meat is as American as Apple Pie and Baseball, but, in large amounts, it can be bad for your gut and prostate health. An analysis of 31 studies showed that a plant-based diet can be beneficial for men at risk for or diagnosed with prostate cancer. Plant-Based: A Good Enlarged Prostate Diet? According to Dr. […]

The Best Testosterone Treatments 2022

May 17, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Let’s talk testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone that is most often associated with sex drive and plays a vital role in sperm production. It also affects bone and muscle mass, the way men store fat in the body, and even red blood cell production. A man’s testosterone levels can also affect his mood.  These hormone levels […]

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