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Locations and Hours

  • 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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September 2020

Most Common Treatments for Prostate Cancer

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Prostate cancer treatment depends on a variety of factors, including age, how advanced the cancer is, overall health and the side effects of treatment. Your doctor will be able to help you decide on the best treatment option for your unique situation. However, a few common treatments include:
 
-Watchful Waiting. If you have a slow-growing cancer or limited life expectancy, watchful waiting is often the preferred treatment. Tests are routinely done, and if uncomfortable symptoms develop, active treatment may be recommended.
 
-Hormone Therapy. This form of treatment limits the supply of hormones that cancer cells require to grow, particularly testosterone. This slows the growth of the cancer, and is typically used in more advanced cases.
 
-Radiation Therapy. Radiation is often preferred when prostate cancer is confined to the prostate area and hasn’t spread, but it can also be used to control pain in more advanced cases. Radiation damages tumor cells that divide quickly, and can be delivered from outside of the body or by implanting material inside the prostate.
 
-Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy can slow or reverse the spread of prostate cancer in more advanced stages. Drugs are injected into your bloodstream to poison the rapidly dividing cancer cells, but the drugs also affect healthy cells in the process. Common side effects include nausea and hair loss.
 
-Surgery. If prostate cancer is caught early and tumors are confined inside the prostate, surgery can be performed to remove cancerous tissue from the body and cure the cancer. Options include open radical prostatectomy and radical prostatectomy. Less invasive options include Da Vinci Robotic Surgery and cryosurgery.
 
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 prostate cancer treatment options? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.

 

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24

August 2020

Women and 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 Your Pelvic Floor
Kegel exercise is the best way to exercise the muscles that contain the contents of your pelvis, which is your pelvic floor. These muscles keep different organs in place, maintain the function and control over the bladder and bowels. 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.

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 addition of some supplements, like glucosamine or chondroitin sulphate.

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.

 

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August 2020

Kidney Stones: What Can I Do to Pass One at Home?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Kidney stones are more common in the summertime, and you aren’t alone in wanting to pass one
from the comfort of your home instead of making a trip to the hospital. An estimated 10 percent of
Americans will experience kidney stones in their lifetime, and if you’ve suffered from this condition
before, you know just how unpleasant it can be. Also, about 50% of people who develop kidney stones
will have more stones in the future, so prevention is key. While kidney stones can certainly be painful,
there are several things you can do at home to make passing one as comfortable as possible.
The single most important thing you can do to pass a kidney stone is drink plenty of water. You
should drink more water than you usually do until the stone passes. Keep in mind that regularly
mixing lemon juice in your water is an excellent way to prevent stones from forming again in the
future. Avoid high-oxalate foods and sugary, caffeinated drinks like soda and sweet tea.
Be sure to take over-the-counter pain medications as needed until the stone passes as well. A heating
pad or warm bath can also help relieve pain if it’s intense. If possible, you should try to remain active
and walk around, as movement may also help the stone pass more easily.

If any of the following occur due to kidney stones, you should see a doctor as soon as possible:

● Fever
● Vomiting
● Blood in your urine
● Severe pain that is unbearable

In some cases, medication or other treatments may be necessary. For instance, if a stone causes the
complete block of urine flow, extreme pain that is not controllable with medication, or a urinary tract
infection. Treatment options can include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous
nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopy, and in rare cases, surgery. If you’re having complications passing
a kidney stone, don’t hesitate to call your doctor.

 

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

 

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15

July 2020

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat

By: Arkansas Urology

 

It’s summertime in Arkansas. We all know what that means. Hot days, warm nights, with excessive heat and even more humidity.

 

Whether playing golf, riding your bike, walking the dogs, or doing a little yardwork, when we get hot, our internal thermometer will respond by attempting to cool itself. The human body is made up of over 60% water and that is a reminder of how important it is to avoid dehydration. Water is essential for life and our best choice for refueling.

 

For the average person, who does light outdoor activities, the recommendation on how much water to drink is 8 – 10 glasses a day. Older adults have a higher risk than younger adults of becoming dehydrated, especially during the hotter months of the year. If you work outside or exercise a lot, you’ll need to drink more water per day than someone who doesn’t sweat as often. If you take certain medications, such as a diuretic, you need to drink more water than the average person since you urinate more often. Athletes need to take extra precautions by drinking water one hour prior to exercise, every 15 minutes during exercise and an hour after exercise.

 

You can also stay fully hydrated by eating foods with high water content. Fruits such as watermelon and oranges or vegetables like celery, tomatoes, and cucumbers provide a nutrient-rich water source. Coffee and tea can also count. However, you should limit your intake of alcohol, because it is a diuretic. Diuretics make you urinate more and lose additional fluid.

 

Drinking sufficient levels on a daily basis is an important part of your bladder and kidney health. Good hydration is thought to help ‘flush out’ bacteria from the urinary tract and avoid infections (UTIs). It also helps to decrease the concentration of substances and crystallization involved in kidney stone formation.

 

When first becoming dehydrated, you might simply experience increased thirst. For most people, this is a very good indication that you need more water. Even before you become dehydrated, you'll feel thirsty, and your mouth may feel dry or sticky.

 

You can also tell if you are getting enough fluids by checking your urine. It should be light-colored (pale yellow) and you should be urinating every 2-4 hours. Additional warning signs include becoming lethargic, dizzy, having muscle cramps, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Our thinking and cognition can suffer. We might lose appetite, experience mild constipation and lightheadedness, or kidney stones. Mild dehydration is easy to reverse – simply drink more water. Severe dehydration, on the other hand, requires immediate medical treatment.

 

As we enter into what is typically the hottest time of the summer months, be safe and drink plenty of water.

 

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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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