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April 2018

Spring Into Health

By: Arkansas Urology

Everyone could benefit from making some simple changes to their diet to improve their health. Your urological health is especially sensitive to the foods you eat. This means diet changes improve an already healthy system, as well as ease common urological disorder symptoms, very quickly! When looking at simple changes you can make, there are a few “rules of thumb,” to keep in mind. 

1. Avoid Acidity

Most people with disorders of the bladder will already know acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus can be irritating to the bladder lining. What you probably didn’t know is that everyone is affected by this acidity to some degree. Avoid loading up on lots of acidic foods in one sitting, especially when you aren’t drinking enough water, to avoid concentrating this acidity in the urinary system for prolonged amounts of time.

2. Be Wary of Spice

Spicy foods can react very similarly to acidic foods in the body. You will have to determine for yourself just how spicy you can go before you notice irritation, but a good guideline is to keep especially spicy meals limited to once per day or even once per week. You might consider limiting spice all together if you experience episodes of irritation consistently.

3. Prioritize Hydration

The best way to protect your entire urological system is to keep your body as hydrated as possible. Determine how much water you really need by taking your body weight in pounds, dividing that number by two, and then divide that number by 8. This will be the number of cups of water your body requires to stay optimally hydrated. If you are active, you should add an extra glass of water for every 30 minutes of exercise.

4.Monitor Caffeine

Caffeine intake should also be included in the discussion of hydration because caffeine is a natural diuretic. This means that caffeine causes your body to naturally flush itself of water, and can be irritating to the bladder if consumed in large quantities without replenishing your water supply. Remember to supplement your water intake by one additional glass for every cup of coffee consumed.

These are the basics of dietary concerns for those with urological conditions, and they are also excellent starting points for improving your diet with urological health in mind. Take a few moments to consider this list and “spring clean,” your dietary choices next time you order out, grocery shop, or meal plan and see what a difference it makes on your overall health! To ask questions about your personal dietary concerns, or to schedule an appointment with a provider, contact us online or give us a call at 877-321-8452 for more information.

 

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April 2018

When to See A Urologist

By: Arkansas Urology

Taking your health seriously is one of the most important things you can do to protect and prolong a happy life. When it comes to your urological health, it’s important to understand that any symptom could be a serious symptom, and most of them should be addressed right away.

A urologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the urinary system. This means any time you experience pain or “burning,” in an area like the lower abdomen, the lower back or when urinating, you might need to see a urologist. Likewise, noticing a painful area or even a lump could be a sign of certain types of urological cancer. If you’re a man over 40, you should already be seeing your urologist annually for prostate cancer screenings.

Another good rule of thumb is to always be aware of what “normal” urine looks like for you. While shade may vary from person to person, urine that is consistently dark may be a sign of dehydration. Bloody, very dark, black, cloudy, or foul-smelling urine are all signs you should see your urologist immediately, as they could be a sign of serious infection.

If in doubt, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your health. Most urological conditions, when caught early, are highly treatable with minimal downtime. Your urologist is also trained to help you modify your lifestyle for optimal health no matter what condition you may have, maximizing your quality of life and minimizing recurring symptoms.

If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms discussed in this article, or if you’d like to learn more about how a urologist can help you improve your lifestyle and manage your condition, we’d love to discuss options with you. Give us a call at 877-321-8452 to speak with a provider today.

 

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March 2018

Reasons Not to Fear Prostate Cancer

By: Arkansas Urology

 

When you hear the words “prostate cancer,” feelings of fear can creep in. While prostate cancer can portray itself as a scare, it doesn’t have to. We know the news can seem very scary but here at Arkansas Urology, we believe that you don’t have to fear them. Prostate cancer is common and about one in nine men will be diagnosed with it. Yet, it is also one of the most treatable types of cancer today. A prostate cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be cause for panic early. Here are a few reasons not to fear prostate cancer.

1. The main reason you do not have to fear prostate cancer is that it is treatable. The five-year survival rate for men with local or regional prostate cancer is almost 100%. Arkansas Urology has state-of-the-art treatment centers and technology. We are better prepared than ever before to help you beat prostate cancer. Our doctors are board-certified and ready to walk with you through every step of the way.

2. The second reason you can have peace is that your care can be individualized to you. We have a great team of doctors who know what treatment will be best for your specific case and are ready to assist you with anything and everything you may need.

3. Early diagnosis helps to catch prostate cancer early and improve outcomes. We offer screenings to check for prostate cancer. We believe so much in treating and beating prostate cancer that we even host free screening events in the fall for men to get tested each year.

Having concerns about prostate cancer are valid, but the good news is you don’t have to be scared. Often the fear of prostate cancer does more harm to an individual than the cancer itself.

To learn more about the widely accepted treatments available at Arkansas Urology, visit our Prostate Cancer Center. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer or needs to schedule a screening, give us a call today. We can help you through this journey from diagnosis to treatment, call 1-877-321-8452.

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March 2018

How Can Women Promote Pelvic Health?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Pelvic health is a factor of our lives that many people don’t begin to consider until they start experiencing age and illness. Being proactive is the key to promoting pelvic health and maintaining it through life! Here is our advice for steps you can take right now:

1.Strengthen the Pelvic Floor.

The Kegel exercise is the best way to exercise the muscles that contain the contents of your pelvis, aka your pelvic floor. These muscles keep different organs in place, maintain the function and control of the bladder and bowels, and help maintain the muscle tone needed for a satisfying sex life. Practicing Kegels one to three times daily will optimize your results.

2.Maintain a Healthy Body Weight

All factors of health are generally connected in one way or another. As you age, eating healthy and staying active will help prevent a multitude of diseases, and incontinence is one of them.Excess weight puts a strain on the pelvic muscles that often leads to weakening and tearing. Avoiding it will lessen the strain on your pelvis as a whole.

3.Understand the Way the Body Ages

As we age, the body lessens its collagen production, leading to decreased connective tissue and more stress on the area. This can be lessened with the inclusion of some supplements to your diet, like glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate.

The important thing to remember about pelvic health is that prevention is key. Consistency with pelvic floor exercises, particularly during pregnancy, and a generally healthy lifestyle are the best ways to promote and maintain pelvic health. If you’d like more personalized information about how to improve your pelvic health, or have decided it’s time to reach out for treatment of pelvic pain, visit us online or call 800-255-1762 to schedule an appointment. With modern treatment, there’s no need to suffer in silence.

 

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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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