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What is a Urologist?

June 1, 2021  |  Uncategorized  

A urologist is a medical doctor that has specialized training to diagnose and treat (both medically and surgically) any conditions that involve the genitourinary tract. This includes the bladder, kidney, and ureters for men and women, as well as the prostate, penis, scrotum and testes for men. Beyond their four years of medical school, urologists […]

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) […]

Women and Urology??!!

March 10, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Men's Health  Uncategorized  Women's Health  

This week includes International Women’s Day on March 8th! So how do women fit into the urology specialty? Most think of urology as specific to men and men’s health. However, urology plays a big part in the health of all women, as well. Urologists aren’t just for men! And men aren’t just urologists. Many urology […]

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 […]

Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally

February 13, 2021  |  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Uncategorized  

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 ureter towards the bladder, that kidney stone is now called a ureteral stone and it’s trying to […]

Urology Has A Podcast

February 7, 2021  |  Uncategorized  

If you are interested in learning more about urology, there’s a podcast! Check out the Urology Care podcast produced by the Urology Care Foundation found on Apple Podcasts or here on their website. Since you can’t spend hours of  the day talking to your favorite Austin urologists, the Urology Care podcast is a great way […]

Urine PCR – Urinary Tract Infection Test

November 18, 2020  |  Uncategorized  UTIs  

UTIs. If you’ve had one, you know how disruptive they can be to life. If you haven’t had one, you still could get one. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons for patients to see their providers. UTIs are the cause of more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers […]

Aquablation Has Come to Austin

November 16, 2020  |  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

Aquablation of the prostate is a new type of treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. At Austin Urology Institute, we are proud to be among the few selective practices in the Austin area to offer this advanced, one-of-a-kind, minimally invasive therapy. What is Aquablation Therapy? Aquablation therapy harnesses the power of water delivered with […]

Big results with low side effects? How minimal can BPH treatments get?

August 25, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Uncategorized  

BPH, or enlarged prostate is a common condition that can affect men as early as age 30. As the prostate is an organ specific to the male reproductive anatomy, it is also considered “man’s lifelong friend or enemy” that is responsible for symptoms like frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, weak stream, or overactive bladder symptoms. Unless […]

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