The Hard Truth: 5 Misleading Myths About ED

August 23, 2019

The Hard Truth It’s easy to be swooned by the several myths about erectile dysfunction that surface in bars and fantasy draft chat rooms. But given the sensitivity of the topic, men tend to lose their heads (the one on your shoulders). So before you start believing that things like shockwave therapy and Gainswave electrocute your testes, or that eating raw eggs makes you more lustful, let’s explore and debunk… Read more

4 Lifestyle Changes To Eliminate Self-Doubt

June 28, 2019

Living with Low Testosterone With the growth of testosterone awareness recently, we see many patients for low testosterone treatment. Common symptoms of low testosterone, clinically known as hypogonadism, include fatigue, decreased motivation, low libido (sexual desire), difficulty sleeping, depressed mood, and erectile dysfunction. If a patient has these symptoms, we typically conduct several lab tests including a low t test, estrogen, cholesterol, diabetes screening, thyroid hormone, and vitamins D and… Read more

This Lifestyle Might Make You Unable to Reproduce

June 22, 2019

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. Oftentimes, the focus of infertility tends to be on female issues in fertility, but upwards… Read more

Your Urinary Issues Aren’t Normal, They’re Dangerous

June 20, 2019

Most men, as they get older, begin to experience urinary problems. This is due to the benign growth of the prostate as men age, also called benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH. This is a common, progressive urological condition, typically beginning around age 50 with 50% of men exhibiting some signs of BPH at age 60. By age 85, 90% of men will begin experiencing symptoms of BPH. BPH is normal… Read more

The Elusive Danger of Prostate Cancer

June 15, 2019

Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer) and is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. About six cases in ten are diagnosed in men aged… Read more

Why Kidney Cancer Is Something to Worry About

June 12, 2019

What is Kidney Cancer? Kidney cancer occurs when cells in the body begin to grow abnormally. Tumors may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The most common non-cancerous kidney tumor is a fluid-filled area called a cyst. Simple cysts are benign and do not progress to cancer. But solid kidney tumors are cancerous more than 80% of the time. The most common kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma (RCC),… Read more

9 Mental Blocks That Impede Erections

June 8, 2019

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical term that describes the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection adequate for sexual function. This condition is one of the most common sexual issues for men and it increases with age. It is estimated between 15 to 30 million American men suffer from ED. But just because your below a certain age doesn’t mean your safe. According to a study from the Journal… Read more

7 All-Natural Ways to Boost Your Testosterone

June 5, 2019

Low testosterone (defined as lower than 220 to 350 nanograms of testosterone per deciliter of blood serum) impacts quality of life dramatically. From low libido, fatigue, loss of energy, depression, mood changes, erectile dysfunction, infertility, difficulty with weight loss, decrease in muscle mass, lack of motivation, decrease in mental clarity and sleep disturbances to the longer term physical repercussions such as bone density and cardiovascular health (deep breath)—low testosterone should… Read more

How Biomarkers are Changing Cancer Detection Forever

May 31, 2019

Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed in his lifetime. The average age of prostate cancer diagnosis being 66. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer). It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. Basically, prostate cancer is bad and, unfortunately, common, too. What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate… Read more

Is a Robot Changing Surgery Forever?

May 28, 2019

Two decades ago Intuitive Surgical introduced the future in modern medical practice: the da Vinci Robotics Surgical System. Since the system’s inception in 2000, Austin Urology Institute and Dr. Koushik Shaw have been among the very first in the state to implement the modern marvel into their practice. He has since amassed 15 years of experience with robotic surgery, and more specifically, nearly a decade of mastery and versatility with… Read more

A Scary Stat for African-American Males

May 15, 2019

Scary Stats About Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is terrifying. It’s not hard to see why, either. Prostate cancer is a significant health problem in the United States with about one in nine men diagnosed in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not including skin cancer). As if its prevalence wasn’t bad enough, it is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men…. Read more

Is Your Job Giving You Bladder Cancer?

May 9, 2019

Work is stressful enough. Then add on top of it the additional concern that it may be making you sick. Not sick of your job, but actually physically sick. For example, would you be surprised if where you work and the materials you came into contact with could be causing bladder cancer? The fact of the matter is that certain jobs in certain industries put workers at higher exposure to… Read more

Cancer Treating Robot Technology Has Arrived in Austin

May 7, 2019

The Da Vinci Single Port System Da Vinci is the name of the series of robotic machines from Intuitive that are able to assist and perform in surgical tasks. Da Vinci machines have been integral in advancing the field of surgery. The Intuitive company dedicates itself to precision, consistency, and progress-exactly what you need in surgery. Da Vinci surgery is marked by perceptive control and innovative design. This Single Port… Read more

Sex Going Static? Jump Start Your Junk

May 3, 2019

Pulsewave – Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction I know you’re immediately picturing some crazy torture method of hooking up jumper cables to the family jewels, but trust me, this is nothing like that. You’ve been watching too many action movies. First, a brief about what erectile dysfunction is. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common for many men at all ages. It affects approximately 30 million men in the U.S. Erectile… Read more

You’re Spending Too Much Money On ED Meds

May 1, 2019

A Growing Problem Have you ever seen those commercials with the men with white hair sitting on the edge of the bed with their head hung low? Their wife sitting next to them, lovingly, but unsatisfied. You probably recognize these commercials as advertising for erectile dysfunction treatment options. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical term that describes the inability to achieve and/or maintain adequate sexual function. This condition is one… Read more

Don’t Stress About Prostatectomies Until Reading This

April 25, 2019

Are You At Risk? At some point in his lifetime, approximately one out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease that typically develops in older men, with about six out of ten cases of prostate cancer occurring in men aged 65 or older. A radical prostatectomy is a surgical treatment option for localized prostate cancer. The surgery involves removing the entire prostate gland and seminal vesicles,… Read more

What Your Doctor Needs To Know To Treat Your Low T

April 24, 2019

Testosterone It’s a hot topic these days. There are multiple testosterone replacement therapy providers jumping on board to offer treatment. Oftentimes, it’s a fix that isn’t necessarily appropriate in the long term. Low testosterone and its symptoms can be multifaceted. That’s why you need your doctor to be an expert in men’s health, not just testosterone treatment. They need to be willing to comb through all the factors that need… Read more

Are My ED Pills Duds?

April 18, 2019

Getting Blocked Below the Belt Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects over 30 million men in the U.S. and remains one of the most common reasons men seek out a urologist. Low testosterone is becoming more of an issue and as a result, men are increasingly visiting testosterone clinics looking for solutions. ED rates have increased during the last twenty to thirty years, especially among younger men. According to a study from… Read more

You Can’t Stop Time, But You Can Stop Low-T

April 16, 2019

The world expects a lot from you as a man There are ties to be tied, fence posts to mount, kids to piggyback—you’re always going to have your hands full. And whether they are covered in engine grease or full of paperwork, there’s one thing that can’t be stopped: time. Fatigue can catch up as fast as you mature. You might think, well, I am getting older, this just happens…. Read more

The Dysfunction Diet: Foods Are a Factor of ED

April 11, 2019

Foods and Erectile Dysfunction: You Are What You Eat Doctor’s might do it all, but you can do more. There are things you can do to improve and help prevent erectile dysfunction outside of the doctor’s office. You might not want to hear it—but it’s your diet. Approximately 30 million men in the U.S. (of all ages!) are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED). And while it can be a complex… Read more

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