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February 2017

What is Cold Diuresis

By: Arkansas Urology

It’s a phenomenon that all may not experience, but most will not want to talk about: the cold-weather-induced need to urinate. More people than not will experience this phenomenon throughout their lives at varying frequencies, but many will never know why. The truth is no one knows with 100% certainty why this happens, but scientists and doctors have a pretty good guess -- cold diuresis.winter image

Cold diuresis is the body’s way of preserving heat when it feels that you may be in danger of hypothermia. When your body begins to react to a drop in temperature, it starts to constrict your blood vessels to reduce blood flow to the skin and keep the warmth around your internal organs.

This causes an increase in blood pressure because there is now the same amount of blood in your body being pumped through a smaller amount of space. In response to this increase in pressure, the kidneys begin to filter out excess fluid in the blood to reduce the blood’s volume, and therefore the pressure. All this fluid has to go somewhere, and that’s where the increased urination begins.

Currently, there is no scientific research that can definitively tell us a set temperature, exposure length, age or other factor that causes cold diuresis. Luckily, if you find yourself urinating more often in cold weather you can rest assured it probably isn’t a sign of anything too serious.

The best advice there is to someone who thinks they are experiencing this phenomenon is to bundle up and try to stay warm. Cold Diuresis is technically a warning sign of your body sensing hypothermia, so you should pay attention and make sure you enjoy the cold weather safely.

You should also remember to drink extra water when you come in from the cold, because even though you probably didn’t sweat, you may still have lost too much fluid from the effects of cold diuresis. If you find yourself urinating in extremely excessive amounts or frequencies, you should contact your doctor immediately as this may be a sign of a more serious condition. Please give us a call at 1-877-321-8452 to schedule an appointment or talk to one of our staff members.

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January 2017

New Year Resolutions That Are Bad for You

By: Arkansas Urology

 

"New Year, New You." This is a phrase used often around this time of year. With the beginning of a new calendar year, many people choose to make goals to improve their lives and their health over the coming months. What many people fail to realize, however, is that sometimes these resolutions do more harm than good. Here are four ways your new year's health initiatives could actually damage your health.

1. You over exercise without proper hydration. Exercising is a wonderful way to care for your body and improve your health. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the full toll working out can take on your body if you don’t already exercise regularly. On top of common stress injuries like torn muscles and inflamed joints, dehydration is a real danger when exercising intensely. On top of your regular eight glasses a day, you should aim to drink an additional glass of water for every thirty minutes of exercise. It is also a good idea to drink a glass or two an hour before and during the hour after exercising.

2. You work out in too-tight clothing. Choosing a new workout outfit can be great motivation for some to get moving, but you should be conscious of the fabrics and the fits that you choose. Studies have shown that working up a sweat in tight fitting, non-breathable clothing will trap moisture and cause bacteria to grow. This is bad news for those prone to UTIs and other infections, and this can even cause a new outbreak in someone who has never experienced a bacterial infection before.

3. You choose an extreme crash diet. Watching what you eat is a great way to lose weight; drastically slashing calories is not. When you over-restrict calories, you cause stress on your gall bladder and dropped cholesterol, which could lead to gallstones. Reliance on strictly “diet foods,” could also cause undue stress to the kidneys because these foods are often loaded with sneaky sugars and sodium. Remember to care for your digestive system when dieting by choosing low sugar foods that are high in fiber and vitamins.

4. You choose a well recommended “healthy diet” without consulting your doctor. Diets are so tricky because each person is so unique. We all have different nutrient requirements based on our height, weight, activity level, and medical history, so in many cases a popular “healthy diet,” could actually damage your health if you don’t do your research. Anyone with a history of diabetes or insulin resistance should be very careful about diets that require you to manipulate the amount of carbs that you eat because an insufficient or highly sporadic intake of carbs could wreak havoc on your insulin levels. With any major change to your health and fitness routines, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor. They will be able to work with you to carefully create a plan that has your body and your history in mind.

The important thing to remember is that even a small step towards better health is a big step towards progress. With the help of our specialists, we hope to help as many people as possible choose to make 2017 a year of health.


 

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January 2017

Weight Loss and Your Kidneys

By: Arkansas Urology

Around the new year, lots of us start thinking about our weight, but what many of us forget is to focus on our health. In the case of weight loss and kidney health, it is never too late to make a positive change. Being overweight or obese definitely puts a strain on our bodies, but many people don’t realize these risk factors for diseases can be greatly reduced with healthy weight loss.

Weight lossObesity significantly increases your chances for chronic kidney disease (CKD), an illness where the kidneys begin to fail and are unable to filter the blood properly. While there is no cure, medications can help manage symptoms. However, a number of healthy lifestyle choices also greatly improve the quality of life of someone with this disease. Specifically, losing weight has been clinically proven to not only prevent but also sometimes slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Being overweight can definitely contribute to bladder control issues, particularly stress incontinence. Excessive weight will put pressure on your abdomen and bladder even resulting in leakage. Losing weight can dramatically reduce episodes of incontinence.

Any time you choose to change your dietary habits, or introduce a new exercise regime, consult your doctor. Your doctor will be able to work with you about lifestyle changes that will work with your body for the best results.

If you would like to make an appointment or talk to one of our physicians, give us a call at 1-877-321-8452 

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December 2016

Does Cranberry Juice Help UTIs?

By: Arkansas Urology

Cranberry juice has long been accepted as a simple, at-home remedy to urinary tract infections or UTIs. Many doctors still recommend drinking cranberry juice to help ease a urinary tract infection or make it go away faster. But, are cranberries really the ultimate natural cure they are claimed to be? The exact reason cranberries are supposedly helpful, as well as if they are even effective at all has recently become more of a debate.

Urinary tract infections occur when there is an overabundance of “bad” bacteria in the urine, that can eventually travel from the bladder to the kidneys if left untreated. The most common symptoms of a “UTI” are frequent need to urinate, difficulty urinating, pain or discomfort when urinating, cloudy urine, foul-smelling urine, or in more extreme cases, blood in the urine and low fevers.

Initially, cranberry juice was thought to alter the pH of urine making it more acidic and, therefore, inhospitable to this “bad” bacteria. More recently, however, researchers found that cranberries may contain substances that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. Precisely how this happens is unclear. Some studies show certain antioxidants in cranberries change the bacteria so that they can't stick to the urinary tract, and others imply that cranberries create a slippery coating on the urinary tract walls that prevents the bacteria from gripping.

Many recent studies, however, have also had mixed conclusions as to how helpful cranberries are to treating or preventing urinary tract infections. The ultimate decision of the medical community is that while taking cranberry tablets or drinking gallons of juice is probably not going to cure the general population of UTIs, drinking unsweetened cranberry juice is still a healthy habit. With a high dose of vitamin C as well as being a hydrating, low sugar beverage, cranberry juice is definitely a healthy choice.

If you need to make an appointment or speak to one of our staff members about a UTI or any other urological issue, give us a call at 1-877-321-8452.

 

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free and complete health screening.

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