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26

September 2016

Overactive Bladder Is Never Normal

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Overactive bladder, or OAB, is defined as a problem with bladder function that causes the sudden need to urinate. When people start to get older, they often accept this as a normal part of life. The good news is that it is actually a very treatable disorder by a change in behavior or medication.

Overactive bladderWhile many older women may start to experience overactive bladder, it is a condition that affects about 17% of women over age 18, and 16% of men. After age 40, it changes to 20% for both men and women.

Two of the most highly practiced options are pelvic floor exercises and behavioral training. These options help strengthen your system and provide systematic awareness and control over your urinary habits and needs. Medication can be prescribed along with behavior changes. Medications can help combat OAB by blocking nerve signals related to bladder muscle contractions. Some research suggests that medications may event increase your bladder capacity and decrease your urge to go. In some cases, your doctor may also recommend “third-line” therapies such as Botox, PTNS and Interstim if other treatment methods have not been successful.

While sometimes doctors prescribe a change in your daily fluid intake, trying to self-treat with this method may make your OAB worse. Withholding water can lead to dehydration, and can result in more concentrated urine, which actually irritates the bladder more. It is typically recommended to increase water intake and reduce your intake of coffee, sodas and juices.

If you think you or a loved one is struggling with overactive bladder, please consult with a doctor for an official diagnosis and treatment. Call Arkansas Urology at 1-877-321-8452.


 

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September 2016

2016 Kickoff to Men’s Health Big Screen Event set for Sept. 29

By: Arkansas Urology

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 14, 2016) – Men are invited to the 12th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health Big Screen Event on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m. to receive a free, potentially lifesaving, preventative screening. This event is hosted by Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health in observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and will be held at Arkansas Urology’s North Little Rock campus, located at 4200 Stockton Drive.

Each man will receive a free comprehensive men’s health screening, including a combination PSA-DRE prostate exam. Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health physicians will check for potential heart, blood pressure, kidney, bladder and metabolism problems. Physicians will also assess vitamin, nutrient, LH, FSH and hormone levels (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin), as well as conduct DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screenings for potential internal bleeding and urinalyses.

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health will also give away a flat-screen TV every 20 minutes to men who get screened. Men are encouraged to call 501-219- 8900 to schedule an appointment. Screening results may be mailed to participants or specific results from a healthcare provider may be relayed by phone.

“Last year’s event offered more than 400 men information about their health – information they may not have had if not for this free screening event,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “We’re proud to host this annual event that raises awareness of the importance of men’s health and provides a safe and supportive environment for men who may be hesitant to come in for a screening.”

Kickoff to Men’s Health Big Screen Event is also sponsored by Baptist Health Medical Center – North Little Rock. More information about this year’s event is available at ArkansasUrology.com or EpochMensHealth.com.

About Arkansas Urology
Arkansas Urology, the largest urology practice in Arkansas, is celebrating its 20th year serving patients across the state. It continues to offer the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients with a variety of urological conditions. The clinic’s physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Approximately 32,500 patients visit Arkansas Urology each year to receive the best in compassionate, quality care. Arkansas Urology also treats patients at satellite clinics in North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville.

 

About Epoch Health
Epoch Health, which pioneered in Arkansas the concept of a physician-supervised testosterone therapy clinic, helps men as young as 29 enjoy an enhanced quality of life through testosterone therapy. The Epoch Health model of care focuses on the patient’s specific healthcare needs by conducting a thorough symptom evaluation that precisely tests T-levels among other health issues during initial and ongoing visits.

 

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12

September 2016

Why Men Need a Prostate Cancer Screening

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Most of us would say that if we had the chance to prevent something bad from happening we would. However, many times we don’t take advantage of those. Cancer screenings are one way of taking preventive measures for your health, yet many people are hesitant to do it or think that it’s a waste of time.

Prostate cancer screening

Getting screened for cancer is never a bad idea. Even if you don’t have a strong family history of prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening can help identify cancer early on when treatment is most effective. Most prostate cancers grow slowly or not at all and don’t always show symptoms.

Screenings can provide results that will cause your doctor to recommend a biopsy or other further testing. The two most common tests used to screen for prostate cancer are the digital rectal exam and the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. The first one checks for abnormalities, lumps or an enlarged prostate. The second test will measure the level of PSA in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The level tends to be higher in men who have prostate cancer. In most cases, if the PSA is above 4.0 ng/mL, your physician will recommend the next step to discover if it’s cancer, often that means a biopsy.

When to start screening is generally an individual decision. Most medical professionals recommend that if you have a high risk, then you should start at age 40. If you are at average risk, you should have an initial screening starting no later than age 50.

If no prostate cancer is found during the screening, the time in between future screenings depends on the results of the PSA. Some men may only require every two years, but men who have a PSA level of 2.5 ng/mL or higher should be screened every year.

If you have questions about screening for prostate cancer or would like to talk to one of our doctors, contact us at 1-877-321-8452.

 

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August 2016

2016 Kickoff to Men’s Health Big Screen Event set for Sept. 13

By: Arkansas Urology

LITTLE ROCK (Aug. 24, 2016) – Men are invited to the 12th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health Big Screen Event on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5-8 p.m. to receive a free, potentially lifesaving, preventative screening. Those attending will also have a chance to meet NASCAR driver Mark Martin. This event is hosted by Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health in observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and will be held at Arkansas Urology’s Little Rock campus, located at 1300 Centerview Drive.

Each man will receive a free comprehensive men’s health screening, including a combination PSA-DRE prostate exam. Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health physicians will check for potential heart, blood pressure, kidney, bladder and metabolism problems. Physicians will also assess vitamin, nutrient, LH, FSH and hormone levels (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin), as well as conduct DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screenings for potential internal bleeding and urinalyses.

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health will also give away a flat-screen TV every 20 minutes to men who get screened.

Men are encouraged to call 501-219-8900 to schedule an appointment. Screening results may be mailed to participants or specific results from a healthcare provider may be relayed by phone.

“Last year’s event offered more than 400 men information about their health – information they may not have had if not for this free screening event,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “We’re proud to host this annual event that raises awareness of the importance of men’s health and provides a safe and supportive environment for men who may be hesitant to come in for a screening. We’re also very excited that Mark Martin will be at the event this year to sign autographs, meet fans and talk about the importance of men’s health.”

Kickoff to Men’s Health Big Screen Event in Little Rock is also sponsored by CHI St. Vincent. More information about this year’s event is available at ArkansasUrology.com.

About Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology, the largest urology practice in Arkansas, is celebrating its 20th year serving patients across the state. It continues to offer the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients with a variety of urological conditions. The clinic’s physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Approximately 32,500 patients visit Arkansas Urology each year to receive the best in compassionate, quality care. Arkansas Urology also treats patients at satellite clinics in North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville.

About Epoch Health

Epoch Health, which pioneered in Arkansas the concept of a physician-supervised testosterone therapy clinic, helps men as young as 29 enjoy an enhanced quality of life through testosterone therapy. The Epoch Health model of care focuses on the patient’s specific healthcare needs by conducting a thorough symptom evaluation that precisely tests T-levels, among other health issues, during initial and ongoing visits.

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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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