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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. […]

Natural Methods to Increase Blood Flow to Penis

May 31, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

Natural Methods to Increase Blood Flow to Penis Several non-pharmaceutical methods may help increase blood flow to the penis naturally. You can try these alone or in conjunction with medication. Here are some of our favorite natural methods to increase blood flow to the penis.  Diet What you eat can have an overall effect on […]

Vitamin D and Bladder/Urinary Tract Health

May 30, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

What does Vitamin D do for my body? Vitamin D synthesis begins when a chemical in our skin is converted by sunlight into pre-vitamin D3. Additionally, vitamin D is found largely in our diets: in fatty fish, milk products, and fortified cereals. This vitamin in turn helps with our body’s immune health and helps to […]

Your New Dripping Springs Urologist

May 28, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

For some of the best sights, sounds, and scenery in the Central Texas area, few places beat Dripping Springs. Close enough to the city for easy downtown dinner and drinks, but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Dripping Springs is also now home to a satellite location of one of the best […]

What’s the difference between urology and nephrology?

May 22, 2022  |  Uncategorized  

What are Urologists and What Do They Treat? Urologists diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and conditions related to the urinary tract in men and women. They also diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and conditions related to the male reproductive system. Urologists treat a variety of issues such as: Incontinence Overactive bladder Erectile dysfunction Peyronie’s disease […]

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