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June 2019

Men's Health Month

By: Arkansas Urology

 

June is Men’s Health Month, and the perfect time for men all over Arkansas to focus on prioritizing their health. When it comes to routine check ups and exams, it’s important to stay up-to-date. Early detection is key when you’re facing prostate cancer, testicular cancer or bladder cancer. What may seem like a minor annoyance to you could actually be a sign of something serious. It’s always best to go ahead and get your symptoms checked out. The skilled professionals at Arkansas Urology are here for you every step of the way, from prevention to treatment.

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. When it’s detected early, however, there are a variety of treatment options to choose from. We recommend getting tested once a year once you reach the age of 55, or earlier if you have certain risk factors such as prostate cancer in your family history. Common symptoms include difficulty urinating, painful urination, blood in the urine, weight loss and lower back pain, among other problems.

Testicular cancer is rare, but your risk increases if you have a family history of it. It commonly affects boys and men between the ages of 15 and 35. We recommend routine self-checks, and scheduling an appointment with your doctor should any symptoms develop. These include a lump, aching, pain or feelings of heaviness in the testicle area.

Bladder cancer symptoms can include pain in the lower back, dark urine or blood in the urine. You may be surprised to learn that experts believe that cigarette smoking causes half of the cases of bladder cancer in the United States each year! If you experience any pain, discomfort or problems with urination, it’s best to see your urologist to pinpoint the cause right away.

At Arkansas Urology, we care about our patients and their families. Getting a necessary check-up or setting up an appointment after experiencing troublesome symptoms can make all the difference. Set time aside for your health. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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May 2019

What You Drink Affects Your Risk for Kidney Stones

By: Arkansas Urology

Kidney stones are painful, but the good news is there are ways to prevent them. The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinking enough water. You should strive to drink 8 eight-ounce glasses of water every day to keep your body properly hydrated. Try carrying a bottle around with you throughout the day, and schedule what times you need to refill the bottle in order to reach your daily goal. Adding lemon, cucumber, or berries to your water can add a healthy burst of flavor to the mix. Squeeze lemon juice in your water, or have a glass of lemonade sweetened with honey to prevent kidney stones as well!

Another common cause of kidney stones is too much sodium. A diet high in sodium increases the amount of calcium in your urine, which directly leads to the formation of kidney stones. Certain soups and vegetable juices are very high in sodium, so keep an eye on labels.If you drink a lot of soda, now is the perfect opportunity to cut the bad habit! Sodas that are acidified with phosphoric acid—think Coca Cola—have been linked with an increased risk for kidney stones and kidney disease. It’s best to limit yourself as much as possible when it comes to soft drinks.

If you want to prevent the formation of kidney stones, the best thing you can do is drink plenty of water to dilute the substances in urine that lead to their formation. Proper hydration is key. Avoid a high-sodium diet, sodas, and drinks that are rich in oxalate—like tea. Small habit changes can make a big difference! If you’re currently suffering from kidney stones, schedule an appointment and we will get you on the road to feeling like yourself again!

 

LEMON, BLUEBERRY AND MINT INFUSED WATER:

  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 7 fresh mint leaves, torn

 

Simply pop the fruit and mint leaves into your glass, or use an infusion water bottle to keep fruit separated. Get creative with as many combinations as you’d like!


 

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May 2019

Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder

By: Arkansas Urology

Did you know overactive bladder affects more than 33 million Americans of all ages? While you may feel alone in your journey, you certainly aren’t. When it comes to treatment options, you aren’t alone either. The professionals at Arkansas Urology offer a variety of treatment options, from medication to sacral nerve stimulation with InterStim. Behavior modifications include bladder training, biofeedback therapy, and Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. We also highly recommend reducing caffeine and alcohol intake if you suffer from OAB, as they irritate the bladder and can worsen symptoms.

Your doctor may prescribe medication in conjunction with behavior modification, or if behavior modification techniques aren’t successful. Anticholinergic drugs—such as Detrol-LA and Ditropan-XL—are commonly prescribed to treat overactive bladder, as they relax and stabilize the bladder muscle and prevent involuntary contractions.

If the above treatments do not improve symptoms, sacral nerve stimulation with InterStim is another great option. During an InterStim procedure, a neurostimulator device is inserted near a nerve that affects bladder function, and sends electrical pulses to the sacral nerve. Stimulation of the sacral nerve can help improve overactive bladder, as this nerve affects bladder control muscles. The implanted device can run for five to 10 years. Our doctors have over 15 years of experience with InterStim, so you know you’re in good hands.
 
Several treatment options are available when it comes to overactive bladder, and we’re here to help you figure out what’s best for you. Poise pads are not the solution forever. Schedule an appointment and we will get you on the road to feeling like yourself again!

 

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May 2019

Medical Myth: All Prostate Cancer is Slow Growing

By: Arkansas Urology

Many people believe that all forms of prostate cancer are slow-growing, but sometimes prostate can cancer grow and spread quickly. If the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes by the time it’s discovered, it may already be located in other areas of the body as well. The potential aggressiveness of prostate cancer is measured between 1 and 5 on the Gleason scale, with grade 5 being the most aggressive.

Low-grade prostate cancers, with grades of 3 and below on the Gleason scale, tend to grow slowly and pose a smaller threat to your overall health. On the other hand, high-grade prostate cancers (grades 4 and 5 on the Gleason scale) often spread rapidly throughout the body and can lead to a variety of health issues. Once this cancer begins to spread to other parts of the body, it can become more difficult to treat. Many men who have slow-growing cancers, or limited life expectancy due to medical conditions or age, opt for a “wait and watch” approach. This involves monitoring cancer growth and attending regular checkups. However, treatment is commonly recommended if symptoms worsen. If there is an aggressive type of prostate cancer, treatment can be life saving.

Arkansas Urology utilizes two tests to help detect prostate cancer: the digital rectal exam, and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. If cancer is suspected, our professionals will follow up with additional tests and/or a biopsy. If a test returns positive for cancer, we offer a variety of treatment options depending upon how advanced your cancer is, your health and medical conditions, the potential side effects of treatment, and your age and life expectancy.

Everyone is different, and every case of prostate cancer is different. Early detection is key, and the earlier prostate cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of prostate cancer, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with one of the skilled and experienced doctors at Arkansas Urology.

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Swings for Screens

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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