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  • BENTON (T and TH 8am-3:30pm, W 8am-2pm)
    501-776-3288
  • BENTONVILLE (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    479-268-6800
  • CONWAY (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-327-5850
  • EL DORADO (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    870-862-5439
  • FAYETTEVILLE (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    479-268-6800
  • HARRISON (M-F, 8am-4:30pm)
    870-741-2317
  • HEBER SPRINGS (W 7:30am-2:00pm)
    800-255-1762
  • LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-5pm; Shipping & Receiving M-F, 7am-3pm)
    501-219-8900
  • MEN'S HEALTH - BOWMAN RD. (M 7:30am-6pm, T-F 7:30am-4:30pm)
    501-246-3423
  • MONTICELLO (1st, 3rd and 5th W, 9am-2:30pm)
    870-460-3547
  • N. LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-4:30pm)
    501-945-2121
  • PINE BLUFF (M-F, 7:30am-3:30pm)
    870-890-4848
  • RUSSELLVILLE (M and T 8am-3pm, Every other Friday 8am-1pm)
    479-968-2600
  • STUTTGART (M, 8:30am-3:30pm)
    870-890-4848
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July 2020

Myth or Fact: Are Kidney Stones Really More Prevalent in the Summer?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Kidney stones are a pain at any time of year, and they are certainly more common in the summer months. When you think of summertime, you probably think of barbecues, exploring the outdoors and spending time in the sunshine. While enjoyable, those things can increase your chances of developing painful kidney stones if you aren’t careful.


The main reason this condition is more common this time of year is dehydration. It’s hot outside and many people don’t drink enough water each day. We sweat more in the summer, causing us to lose water and not urinate as often as we should. When your body can’t get rid of excess minerals through urination, those minerals clump together and form stones. Kidney stones vary in size, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. The best thing you can do to avoid the formation of kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, especially if you’ll be spending time outside in the heat.

While enjoying a barbecue every once in a while probably won’t do you any harm, it’s important to limit foods that are high in salt, sugar and protein. High-oxalate foods, such as almonds, chocolate, tofu and spinach should also be limited. Watch your soda intake as well, as drinking too much soda can also lead to the development of kidney stones. Make sure that your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink a glass of water with every meal if you can.

If you do end up with a kidney stone, don’t fret! Most stones will pass on their own with plenty of fluids, and all you’ll need are some over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if you’re experiencing severe pain, it’s best to make an appointment with your urologist to rule out any complications.

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

 


 


 

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June 2020

June is Men's Health Month

By: Arkansas Urology

June is celebrated across the country as Men’s Health Month with a variety of preventative screenings, health fairs and other education and outreach events.

Men are known to be big, strong and invincible. However, men’s desire to resist health care is dangerous. It’s the women in their lives who get them to go to their doctors. Cancer, unintentional injuries, diabetes, suicide and stroke are some of the top causes of death for men.

Many of these have early signs and symptoms and can be prevented and treated if caught early. But, society has traditionally expected when boys grow into men that they be tough and ignore pain. So most men push through symptoms and hide their feelings, thinking this makes them more of a man. Unfortunately, that just makes men more likely to die from these conditions.

Why the need for an entire month devoted to your health? Because, most men are stubborn when it comes to health care. A large number of men don’t actively engage in preventative health or the health care system early in life. And the older guys get, the less likely they will get involved with their health and more likely they will have excuses like: “We are busy,” “I’ll be ok,” “It’s too expensive,” “I feel fine,” or the worst of all, “I don’t ever get sick.”

Men are 17% more likely than women to have cancer and twice as likely than women to have hearing loss. They are 50% more likely than women to die of heart disease. And yet, men are 50% less likely than women to seek preventative care. A man’s wife, children, grandchildren and friends love him and need him in their lives. Men guide them, amuse them, comfort them and challenge them. Don’t be a statistic. Real men do admit when something isn’t right. Real men go to the doctor.

At Arkansas Urology Men’s Health, we give men 10-point checkups daily. These tests go well beyond low testosterone and prostate related issues to blood sugar, sleep, sexual health, thyroid and more. See more the full list at www.arkansasurology.com/menshealth.

As we enter the summer of 2020, real men do take care of themselves. It’s smart. And will allow men to likely live a longer, healthier life. Contact us today if you are interested in a free men’s health screening.

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June 2020

7 Facts About Men's Health

By: Arkansas Urology

June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s all about raising awareness for a variety of conditions unique to men. We want to take a moment to share a few simple — yet important — facts about men’s health with you. Routine urological checkups are extremely important for men, especially once you turn 50 years of age. Several conditions are highly treatable when caught early.

 

Some facts you should know include:

1. A low level of testosterone may cause men to experience fatigue, weight gain, hair loss and sexual dysfunction. If you suspect low testosterone, get it tested.

2. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate, isn’t cancer and hasn’t been linked to cancer. However, it can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as painful urination, weak urine flow and urinary incontinence.

3. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. However, when detected early, it’s highly treatable and curable.

4. Erectile dysfunction is not considered normal, and it doesn’t just occur in older men. It can occur at any age, and a variety of factors may contribute to the problem.

5. A PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test measures the level of a protein produced by the prostate that circulates in the blood. You should get tested annually, as elevated PSA levels can indicate a variety of problems, ranging from inflammation to cancer.

6. Tumors caused by testicular cancer are most common in men between the ages of 20 and 40. They’re also highly curable. You should perform monthly self-exams and schedule an appointment if you detect anything abnormal.

7. There are three levels of prostatitis (an inflammation of the prostate): nonbacterial prostatitis, acute bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatitis. If you experience difficulty urinating, pelvic pain, pain in the lower back and a burning feeling while urinating, you should schedule an appointment with your urologist as soon as possible to get to the root of the issue.

 

Your health is very important to us, and we encourage you to keep up with all routine exams, even if you haven’t developed any new symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, it’s best to get them checked out right away before conditions have the chance to get worse. This Men’s Health Month, take control of your health and take steps toward being more proactive.

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

 

 

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May 2020

Dr. Timothy Goodson earns practice 'Center of Excellence' distinction for treatment of BPH

By: Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology today announced Dr. Timothy Goodson’s practice at Arkansas Urology has been selected a UroLift® System Center of Excellence by NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated. This is the first distinction of its kind in the state of Arkansas. The UroLift® System is a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate), a condition that affects roughly 50% of men over the age of 50 and 90% of men over 80. It is non-surgical, makes no physical change to the gland through cutting or lasers, and offers immediate relief of the most common symptoms. “UroLift is held in great regard in my practice because it’s so comfortable for patients and so consistent in its results. I can do it in an exam room in under an hour. It doesn’t preclude other treatments down the line, and it’s caused no unintended side effects in any of my patients,” Goodson said. “We’re thrilled to offer this treatment option, and I’m proud to be associated with it at this level.”

Dr. Goodson joined Arkansas Urology in 2002. A graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he is a
member of the American Urological Association and president of the Arkansas Urological Society. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation and has been instrumental in bringing new prostate cancer treatments to the region. “We’re happy to provide this state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatment here. Tens of thousands of Arkansans are affected by BPH and suffer symptoms, everything from urinary discomfort to interrupted sleep, even depression and loss of productivity,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “This is such a quick and safe procedure; it’s a relief in more ways than one.” For information about the procedure, including a BPH quiz and UroLift video, visit ArkansasUrology.com/urolift-system, or call (501) 219-8900.

 

About the UroLift® System The FDA-cleared UroLift System is a proven, minimally invasive technology or treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The UroLift permanent implants, delivered during a minimally invasive transurethral outpatient procedure, relieve prostate obstruction and open the urethra directly without cutting, heating or removing prostate tissue. Clinical data from a pivotal 206-patient randomized controlled study showed that patients with enlarged prostate receiving UroLift implants reported rapid and durable symptomatic and urinary flow rate improvement without
compromising sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Over 100,000 men have been treated with the UroLift System in the U.S. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain, and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure. The Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure using the UroLift System is recommended for the treatment of BPH in both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology clinical guidelines. The UroLift System is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Learn more at http://www.UroLift.com.


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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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