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    501-776-3288
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    501-219-8900
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    501-246-3423
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    870-460-3547
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    870-890-4848
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    479-968-2600
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March 2021

What's the Difference Between OAB & Incontinence?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

While overactive bladder and urinary incontinence have some similarities, the conditions are not the same. They can both negatively affect your overall quality of life though, so it’s important to get help if you experience symptoms of either condition.
 
Overactive bladder is the sudden, urgent need to urinate throughout the day. Rather than gradually experiencing more and more urgency as your bladder fills up over time, you’ll abruptly feel the need to go to the restroom. This can happen within seconds at home, at work or in public, which can be very frustrating. People suffering from overactive bladder also urinate more frequently than the average person, sometimes more than eight times per day. Many people believe that OAB is a normal part of aging, but that’s a myth. The condition is never normal, no matter your age.
 
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control your bladder, causing you to leak urine. This can
happen after sneezing, laughing, or coughing, or it may happen while exercising or lifting
something heavy. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is more common in women than men.
Urinary incontinence may develop during or after pregnancy, and Kegel exercises can
strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and help reduce symptoms. OAB, stress and urge
incontinence can also have a profound impact on quality of life, and impair social and career
life goals.

Many people with overactive bladder also suffer from urgency incontinence and experience
leaking from time to time. It is definitely possible to develop both conditions, and it’s
important to understand that you have nothing to be ashamed of. Both OAB and urinary
incontinence are common conditions, and you do have treatment options. Your doctor will be
able to help you develop a treatment plan that’s best for your unique situation so you can
improve your quality of life.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will
always be our top priority! Are you suffering from overactive bladder or urinary incontinence?
We can help! Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment
online.

 

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19

March 2021

Can What I Eat and Drink Affect Prostate Cancer?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

What you eat and drink can have an effect on prostate cancer, so it’s important to be informed and make healthy decisions regarding what you put in your body. Research shows that red meat and processed meat aren’t good choices for men with prostate cancer. You should also eat dairy products, such as cheese, in moderation and avoid foods that are high in fat. Avoid high-calcium diets as well, as they have been shown to potentially encourage prostate cancer growth.
 
Some better options to include in your diet:

● Fruits and vegetables are known for reducing inflammation and providing several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots , spinach,
tomatoes, beans, legumes, berries, oranges and pomegranates are all healthy options
that you should include in your meals as often as possible.

● Green tea contains antioxidants that can help slow prostate cancer growth and keep
it from spreading.

● Whole grains like whole wheat bread, brown rice, quinoa and oatmeal contain plenty
of fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and improve gut health.

● Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have a variety of health benefits. Cod,
salmon, trout and flounder are all great choices with plenty of flavor.

As far as what you drink goes, alcohol and sugary drinks should only be consumed in
moderation. It’s best to avoid alcoholic beverages and sugary, carbonated sodas. Be sure to
stay hydrated with plenty of water at all times, and mix in lemon juice for an added boost.

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can make a world of difference when it comes to your
overall health. If you have prostate cancer, it’s especially important to make healthy choices
when it comes to what you eat and drink. Form new habits today and your body will thank
you!

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will
always be our top priority! Do you need to schedule your next prostate exam? Contact us
today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online! 

 

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17

February 2021

Can I Stop Taking OAB Medication if Symptoms Have Stopped?

By: Arkansas Urology


When it comes to overactive bladder, there is no cure for the condition. With that said, there are several treatment options available to help you manage your symptoms. It’s great that you haven’t experienced any discomfort for a few months, but that means your medication is doing exactly what it is intended to do. It’s important to continue to take it as directed, otherwise symptoms may flare up again, including:

-The frequent urge to urinate
-Urinating often at night or bedwetting
-Leaking urine

Medication is typically prescribed alongside behavior modification techniques, or if behavior modification isn't working for you. These medications prevent involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle, which helps relieve symptoms. Popular drugs include Ditropan XL®, Detrol®, Vesicare® and Toviaz®.

If you don’t want to depend on taking medication, there are other treatment options available. Lifestyle changes can make a big difference, and we suggest limiting the amount of alcohol, salt and caffeine that you consume. Kegel exercises are also beneficial, as they strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Sacral nerve stimulation is also a wonderful option for many people. A neurostimulator device is carefully inserted under the skin, and it sends electrical pulses to the sacral nerve. Since this directly affects bladder control muscles, this stimulation can help improve your symptoms. It also lasts for several years, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with medication each day.

If your symptoms go away after you begin taking medication, it’s important to continue to take it to ensure that they don’t return. You should always talk to your doctor before stopping a medication, and let him or her know if you’re interested in other treatment options.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Would you like to learn more about overactive bladder treatment options? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.

 

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February 2021

What Should I Expect if I Get a Vasectomy?

By: Arkansas Urology

Before you decide to get a vasectomy, make sure that you are finished having children. Getting a vasectomy reversed doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to get your partner pregnant in the future. The chances of success also drop the longer you wait between your procedure and reversal. However, if you’re certain that your family is complete, a vasectomy is a reliable form of contraception with a very low risk of complications.

If you’re feeling nervous, don’t fret! You’ll be given local anesthesia, so you’ll only feel some tugging instead of pain. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and only requires one or two small incisions. Your doctor will remove part of your vas deferens, and the tubes will be cauterized or tied. You can go home soon after the surgery, and shouldn’t need to miss much work to recover, unless you want an excuse to stay home and watch basketball or any other big sports events going on.

After the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, swelling and bruising that lasts for a few days. Use an ice pack to relieve the swelling and take over-the-counter pain medication for pain relief. Be sure not to exercise, lift anything heavy or have sex while your incision is healing. You shouldn’t experience any intense pain, but it’s important to let your doctor know right away if you do, as it could be a sign of an infection. Be sure to continue using birth control until your doctor has confirmed that it’s ok to stop.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Are you ready to schedule your vasectomy? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.

 

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free prostate screening in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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