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October 2019

OAB: How What You Drink Affects Your Bladder

By: Arkansas Urology

If you suffer from overactive bladder, it's important to pay attention to how your body and bladder react after drinking certain things. There are definitely drinks that can worsen the symptoms of overactive bladder or OAB. They can irritate the lining of your bladder and lead to discomfort. Acidic, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages are among the top culprits, which unfortunately means that wine, coffee, soda, orange juice and sweet tea should be enjoyed sparingly. Sweetened juices, such as apple juice, can also worsen symptoms when consumed in large amounts.

One thing you can do is dilute your drink before it reaches your bladder and causes symptoms to flare up. Try to consume two glasses of water for every one beverage you drink that that aggravates your OAB. If you’re a coffee drinker, try pouring a cup that is half regular and half decaf. This can help prevent irritation.

It’s also important to make sure that you’re staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water each day. Take sips throughout the day instead of gulping down large amounts at once to prevent symptoms from worsening. Your urine should be light yellow or clear at all times. If it’s dark yellow, you aren’t consuming enough water. A common misconception is that cutting back on how much water you drink will help when it comes to overactive bladder, but that simply isn’t true. Staying hydrated should be a priority, and it’s necessary to maintain a healthy body — whether you suffer from OAB or not.

At the end of the day, there’s a variety of drinks you should avoid or limit consumption of if you’re trying to improve symptoms of OAB. While there isn’t a cure for the condition, many people find some relief through lifestyle changes, dietary changes or medication. If you suffer from overactive bladder, there are certainly things you can do to help alleviate your symptoms, such as Kegel exercises or trying to time your trips to the restroom. You should have a conversation with your urologist about your unique symptoms and triggers, and discover the best treatment plan for you.

Do you suffer from overactive bladder? We’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to discuss treatment options, or book an appointment online in minutes.

 


 

 

 

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September 2019

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

By: Arkansas Urology

When it comes to prostate cancer, several treatment options are available. The best option for you depends on several factors, including how advanced your cancer is, your age, your life expectancy and if you have any other medical conditions. Your urologist will be able to take all factors into consideration and talk through the best options for you.

Watchful waiting is typically the preferred treatment method for men who have slow-growing cancers or limited life expectancy due to age or certain medical conditions. Regular checkups are recommended to monitor growth, and active treatment is often the next step if symptoms get worse.

Other options include:

  • Hormone therapy to control the supply of hormones, such as testosterone, that cancer cells need to grow.
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment as a minimally invasive option that also drastically reduces side effects such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence. This is an option for those watchful waiters.
  • Chemotherapy to slow or reverse the spread of prostate cancer in advanced stages.
  • Radiation therapy to damage tumor cells. This treatment is typically recommended when the cancer is confined to the immediate prostate area.
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to deliver precise radiation to malignant tumors.
  • Surgery, which includes open radical prostatectomy and prostatectomy. These procedures are intended to remove all cancerous tissue to cure the cancer, and are typically performed during early stages of the disease.
  • Cryosurgery to destroy cancerous tissue.
  • Da Vinci robotic surgery to dissect and remove the cancerous prostate gland.

Again, everyone is unique and you should speak to your urologist about the best options for you when it comes to treating prostate cancer. Luckily, it’s often effectively treated and cured, especially when it’s detected in its early stages.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled urologists, or schedule an appointment online in minutes. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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August 2019

Prostate Cancer: Tips for Caregivers

By: Arkansas Urology

When a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s often life changing. Cancer affects more than just the patient, and family members often worry about what they can do to be supportive and comforting in this difficult time. 

While everyone’s lifestyle and situation is unique, there are a few things that virtually all new caregivers can do to help:

  • Travel to appointments with your loved one. Listen and take notes when necessary so no information goes unnoticed or forgotten.
  • Do your research. Learn everything you can about the disease, understand the treatment options and provide support.
  • Be understanding. If your loved one is overwhelmed, suggest counseling. Don’t be afraid to sign up for your own counseling sessions if you need to. Allow your loved one to take time alone discussing questions with his doctor, if necessary. Know that you still play a very important role in his cancer journey.
  • Communicate with your partner about both of your emotions instead of shutting down. Understand that they are normal and acceptable.

A prostate cancer diagnosis is the beginning of a new normal, but there are several things you can do to help as you step into the role of a caregiver. Discuss side effects, responsibilities, new routines and how you feel with your partner to find a daily balance that works for you both.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to discuss treatment options, or book an appointment online in minutes.

 

 

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August 2019

What Does a Kidney Stone Feel Like?

By: Arkansas Urology

Kidney stones can go undetected for a while, but once one starts stirring around, there’s a big chance you’ll be in a lot of pain. Stones that remain in the kidneys may not cause any symptoms, but if a stone moves into the urinary tract, the symptoms can get intense fast. It sounds like this could certainly be a possible cause of the symptoms you’re describing.

Kidney stone pain can be felt in your side, back, lower abdomen and groin areas. It can start as a dull ache, then quickly transform into sharp, severe cramping or pain. The pain can come and go, meaning you may feel excruciating pain in one moment then fine the next.

Stones can vary in size, but some can be so large that your physician will have to break up before they pass or just remove them. However, some stones are so small you could pass them and never know it!

You may find it difficult to sit still due to being uncomfortable, and you may feel the need to urinate more often than usual. You might experience burning sensations while urinating, or notice blood in your urine. Other symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, profuse sweating, and diarrhea or constipation. Sometimes kidney stones can even cause vomiting.

Kidney stones can clearly cause a lot of pain and discomfort, and you should see your urologist as soon as possible to undergo diagnostic testing to determine the location of the stone and the best course of treatment for you. Most kidney stones will pass on their own, but some require medication or other forms of treatment. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating kidney stones so it’s important to consult with your physician soon. In the meantime, drink plenty of water and take pain relievers when you need them!

If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms listed above, or simply need a routine check-up, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with one of the skilled professionals at Arkansas Urology. Visit our website to book an appointment. All it takes is the click of a button!

 


 

 

 

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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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