UTIs

How does a man get a UTI?

June 22, 2021  |  UTIs  

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 each year. Twelve percent of men will have at least one UTI during their lifetime. Men over the age of 50 are at higher […]

Women’s Health Month: May Challenge Week One

May 3, 2021  |  Bladder  Incontinence  UTIs  Women's Health  

It’s Women’s Health Month!  The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health! And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! They apply to […]

Women’s Health Month: Weekly May Challenge

May 1, 2021  |  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  UTIs  Women's Health  

Happy May Women! It’s Women’s Health Month!  The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation have challenged women to commit to making choices that are not only great for their overall health, but that are especially great for women’s urologic health! And men, just so you know, these challenges are not just for women! […]

Women’s Health and Urology

May 1, 2021  |  Bladder  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Low Testosterone  UTIs  Women's Health  

May is Women’s Health Month! So just how does women’s health and urology fit together? There are many different urologic conditions that can impact a woman’s health, as well as various other health conditions that affect women that can have an impact on their urologic health. Oftentimes, when a women’s gynecologist or primary care doctor […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Do When BPH Medications Fail

February 6, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  UTIs  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder and the urethra. It runs through the center of the prostate from the bladder and through the penis where urine flows out. As the […]

Find OAB Relief with These 5 Easy Tips

February 2, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Incontinence  UTIs  

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common medical condition affecting as many as 30% of men and 40% of women in the United States. It is estimated that up to 50% of women and 30% of men will experience bladder control problems and symptoms of OAB during their lifetime. OAB is characterized by a sudden, uncomfortable […]

When Do Urinary Problems Start Damaging Your Body?

January 27, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  

If you’re a man beginning to get around your middle ages, you might have noticed a growing problem in your day to day life. Typically, having to do with urinary issues and going to the bathroom. These urinary problems might include the frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia), […]

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