Women’s Health

What Is It Like Seeing a Nutritionist at Austin Urology Institute?

February 25, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  The/Age  Women's Health  

The science is clear. Those who eat a balanced and healthy diet have lower chances of obesity and certain comorbidities like heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancers. Different medical conditions also call for the addition or avoidance of certain foods within specific diets. When it comes to a wide variety of urological issues such […]

What can you do right now to help prevent kidney stones?

February 10, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Kidney stones. The name alone is enough to leave some people shuttering. While some kidney stones are as small as a grain of sand and pass through the ureter without us even knowing, some can leave you with a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, and chances are the task of […]

The Little Pink Pill: The Newest Addition to Women’s Sexual Health

February 5, 2021  |  Make/Well  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  Women's Health  

We’ve all heard of a certain small pill that can help men in a BIG way. Now, it’s the women’s turn –with Addyí. Addyí is the first FDA approved treatment for premenopausal women with low sexual desire also called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). Women who have HSDD have low sexual desire. Their low libido […]

Neurostimulation Is Revolutionizing OAB Treatment

March 7, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Overactive bladder is more common than you think. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell on your own whether it’s an actual condition you have or something extraneous. Some of the symptoms of overactive bladder include the following: – Do you pee more frequently than you would often like? – Do you experience sudden urges to […]

This Lifestyle Might Make You Unable to Reproduce

June 22, 2019  |  Men's Health  Women's Health  

If you were to take a look at Infertility statistics, you may be surprised. Infertility is a complex issue affecting about 15% of couples attempting to conceive. That’s one in eight adult couples with fertility issues with one in six couples infertile. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after six to twelve months. […]

Vasectomy vs. Essure: The Final Plan

October 9, 2018  |  Vasectomy  Women's Health  

Two kids was the plan, but two more later and your hands are now as full as that minivan you’re driving — jam-packed to the brim with your pride and joy — from one practice to another rehearsal three times a week. You wouldn’t trade your own personal cast of the Fantastic Four for the […]

Infertility By The Numbers

June 18, 2018  |  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Vasectomy  Women's Health  

Did you know even a single degree in temperature difference can negatively impact sperm count? Turn to the family planning expert Dr. Shaw, to start focusing on life goals. Infertility in Women If you have been trying for baby and either cannot get or stay pregnant after trying for at least a year, you may […]

How Bladder Cancer Hides in Women

November 16, 2016  |  Bladder  Women's Health  

This week, we’re continuing our series on the bladder for Bladder Health Month. Today, we’re talking about bladder cancer, and specifically bladder cancer in women.  Like many urologic problems, we tend to think of bladder cancer as something that affects older men. There is some truth to this. Of the estimate 77,000 new cases of […]

The State of Fertility In The United States

July 27, 2016  |  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Many of our patients at Austin Urology Institute are concerned with fertility. Some come to use because they’re done having children and are ready for a vasectomy, while others are struggling to conceive. Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute and Dr. George Shashoua of Austin Urogynecology work together to help couples achieve happy reproductive […]

Can stress cause kidney stones?

October 28, 2015  |  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Kidney stones are a major pain in the abdomen. At Austin Urology Institute, Dr. Koushik Shaw and his team frequently see patients who are sidelined by a burr in their urinary tract, wondering how it got there and how to make it go away.   Patients often ask if kidney stones are caused by stress […]