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July 2017

Do Only Women Experience Urine Leakage

By: Arkansas Urology

During pregnancy, many women experience urine leakage or urinary incontinence to some degree. It happens when you lose bladder control and urine leaks before you can get to the bathroom. It’s not uncommon for women to experience this because the expanding uterus puts more pressure on the bladder. However, urine leakage is a common phenomenon for a lot of different types of people, not just women who are pregnant or have had children. While that may be the stereotype, men and women of all ages and in all stages of health can experience urine leakage with various levels of treatability.

women-pregnancy-urologyThe good news is in most cases urine leakage, or urinary incontinence, is highly treatable once the root cause has been determined. The two most common types of urinary incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

Stress incontinence is the most common type, affecting over 12.2 million adults in the U.S. alone. Urine leakage occurs when there is too much pressure on the bladder for the bladder muscles to withstand. Weak pelvic floor muscles or a strained or distended bladder can cause this. Many factors can cause stress incontinence like age, childbirth, enlarged bladder and being overweight. In mild cases, simply including pelvic floor muscle exercises like kegels into your routine can retrain your bladder and reduce “accidents.”

Urge incontinence occurs when there is a sudden, intense need to urinate and no way to reach a restroom in time. This can be caused by damaged nerves that don’t signal a need to “go” until it’s too late, or by bladder muscles that contract prematurely. This type of incontinence can be harder to diagnose, but monitoring your water intake and drinking only in small, frequent sips can alleviate symptoms.

No matter your age or life stage, urinary incontinence is nothing to be ashamed of and should be treated by your urologist immediately. With timely treatment, many cases can be significantly eased rather quickly. If you have been living with urinary incontinence, you should know that you have options. You urologist will be able to diagnose your specific case and work with you to create a treatment plan to give you your best quality of life.

Give us a call today at 1-877-321-8452 to talk to one of our team members more about urine leakage or other issues you may be experiencing. 

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July 2017

ASC Director joins Centerview Surgery Center

By: Arkansas Urology

LITTLE ROCK (July 11, 2017) – Theresa Ray of Little Rock has joined Centerview Surgery Center as its ASC Director. In this role, she will manage all aspects of the ambulatory surgery center to include strategic planning, patient flow, pre/post operations, procedures/OR and quality improvement.

“This role oversees much of the patient’s experience in our ASC,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “We are fortunate to have Theresa serve as this liaison for our patients.”

Theresa completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). She previously completed her Associate of Nursing at UALR.

Prior to joining the ASC, she had served more than 11 years working as a nurse supervisor and preceptor in the outpatient surgery department at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“To have someone as skilled as Theresa is vital,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “Her experience with patients, staff, and operations will benefit our patients and our staff.”

About Centerview Surgery Center
The Centerview Surgery Center is a single-story, 12,467-square-foot center which represents a nearly $6 million investment by Arkansas Urology in central Arkansas’ healthcare community. The new center will provide patients with a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology. All outpatient procedures currently being performed at Arkansas Urology will take place in the new surgery center along with various new procedures to treat BPH, overactive bladder and prostate cancer, as well as other urological conditions. The new center will house two 450+-square-foot operating rooms and four procedure rooms and will be an accredited facility to ensure safety and quality standards.

About Arkansas Urology
Arkansas Urology provides the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to its patients through eight Centers of Excellence in urological specialties. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 60,000 patients a year at eight facilities in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs and Russellville. Arkansas Urology is made up of 14 physicians, three physician extenders, and 150 clinical and business staff employees.

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July 2017

What Foods Affect OAB?

By: Arkansas Urology

Overactive bladder, or OAB, is a common affliction of the bladder that can be easily influenced by what we eat and drink. Certain foods and drinks are aggravators of overactive bladders, but many are easily avoided if you understand the qualities of the foods that are irritating.

Acidic, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages are among the top offenders, including coffee, strong teas and lemonades. Highly sweetened juices can also be irritating when consumed in large amounts. If certain drinks are unavoidable in your routine or if you choose to have one during a special occasion, dilute the drink before it reaches your bladder by consuming two glasses of water for every glass of the irritating beverage.

Foods can be more difficult to predict, especially if you didn’t see them being prepared. However, certain main ingredients can be more predictable than others. Acidic, spicy and overly sweet foods can be especially irritating to a sensitive bladder. Ingredients to watch out for are tomatoes, citrus fruits, chocolate, peppers and onions. Even foods like pizza and baked goods can be troublesome because of additions like tomato sauces and sweeteners. Of course, you want to be sure and include fruit in your diet, but try less acidic fruits like apples or bananas if you notice that oranges and grapefruits worsen your symptoms.

If you’re having a hard time tracking down what specific foods are causing a problem with your OAB, you might consider keeping a food diary. Writing down the foods you eat and your symptoms each day for as little as a week can give you and your urologist insight into patterns that could help you make smarter choices.

If you still can’t find relief even after cutting out known aggravators, you might need to consult with your urologist to help you tailor your diet. In some cases, excessive reactions can be a sign of a more serious illness that needs to be treated.

If you’d like to talk more with one of our physicians about OAB, please contact us today at 1-800-255-1762.

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June 2017

7 Health Tips Just for Men

By: Arkansas Urology

So many aspects of our health are connected to one another. What you eat can directly affect your bladder, drinking water can change your skin and light exercise can mean the difference between heart disease at age 40 and a long life free of serious illness. Regardless of your life stage, these top health tips for men can radically improve your health with a few tweaks to your daily habits.

1 . Prioritize sleep.
A lot of men feel that they can train themselves to “run on less sleep,” or make up for lack of sleep with exercise, but that simply isn’t the case. Sleep is when the body restores and repairs itself best, and as we age it is especially important that we allow ourselves a proper recovery period every single day. If you’re regularly getting less than seven hours nightly, consider adjusting your routine to make room for a few extra minutes of shut-eye.

2. Ditch calorie counting.
Contrary to popular belief, calories are actually a poor picture of overall health, especially for active men who burn a lot of energy. Instead of counting every bite, focus on choosing a wide variety of foods from different food groups. Even “bad” nutrients like fats and sugars can actually be good for you when they come from healthier options like avocados and apples.

3. Find a doctor you are comfortable with.
Men are notorious for ignoring symptoms and avoiding the doctor. If you take the time to research your physician and commit to seeing them regularly, it can make a potentially awkward conversation seem much less daunting. A doctor you know will also be more familiar with your medical history and can better help you make informed health decisions.

4. Don’t forget your mental health.
There is a reason women tend to live longer than men, and it has a lot to do with how they communicate. Instead of clamming up and trying to push through a serious mental health issue like depression or anxiety on your own, do your physical health a favor and talk it out with someone. There is never anything wrong with getting help when you need it.

5. Incorporate kegels into your exercise routine.
You may care about your biceps, but what about the muscles you can’t see? The humble kegel is a simple exercise that strengthens the pelvic floor muscles to support the bladder and bowel while also improving your sexual health. Prevent incontinence and preserve potency in one fell swoop by repeating a set of 10 pelvic muscle contractions three times a day.

6. Maintain your middle.
If you’ve noticed a bit of a gut creeping up on you, working it off should be about more than your looks. Visceral fat, or fat that collects around your middle, is the most deadly fat form around, and is linked to countless health problems including type 2 diabetes. The best way to keep it under control is to eat a well balanced diet and get plenty of age-appropriate cardio exercise.

7. Watch your water.
Being busy is no excuse to skipping out on your eight glasses a day. In fact, men may need even more water than that to stay properly hydrated. Take your weight in pounds, divide it in half, and that is the number of ounces of water you probably need. Keep a reusable water bottle on your person and remember to fill it up to improve your skin, experience more energy, ease indigestion, and prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

When it comes to your health, little lifestyle habits are the key to maintaining a high quality of life. At Arkansas Urology, we know that urological health starts with a solid foundation of overall wellness. If you’ve been ignoring symptoms, or simply want to talk with a urologist about what you can do to maintain or improve your urinary or reproductive health, call us today at 1-877-321-8452. Our providers are leading experts in helping you live your fullest life.

 

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Teach. Test. Treat. The Swings for Screens Foundation provides free patient education and health screenings men. We want to be at your next event.

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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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