• Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Ambulatory Surgery Center

    The single-story, 12,467-square- foot center represents a nearly $6 million
    investment in Central Arkansas’ healthcare community. The surgery center
    will house two 450+-square- foot operating rooms and four procedure rooms.


     


  • MonaLisa Touch
    MonaLisa Touch
    Life-changing treatment

    MonaLisa Touch® is a fast, simple and safe laser treatment for pelvic health.
    This in-office procedure provides symptom relief after just one treatment.
    Ask if MonaLisa Touch is right for you.

  • Exclusive to Arkansas Urology
    Exclusive to Arkansas Urology
    Exclusive to Arkansas Urology
    Rapid Relief from the Symptoms of BPH. Arkansas Urology is the only clinic in
    Central Arkansas performing UroLift®, the newest procedure treating BPH.
    Minimal downtime, no overnight stay and preserved sexual function.
  • Expert Skill
    Expert Skill
    Expert Skill
    Exceptional Care for Arkansans. Our dedication to technology ensures that
    your corrective treatment and recovery is faster and more comfortable
    than ever – for a speedy return to the full, satisfying lifestyle you deserve.

Locations and Hours

  • BENTON (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-776-3288
  • CLINTON (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    800-255-1762
  • CONWAY (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-327-5850
  • EL DORADO (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    870-862-5439
  • HEBER SPRINGS (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    800-255-1762
  • LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-219-8900
  • NORTH LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-945-2121
  • RUSSELLVILLE (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    479-968-2600
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October 2017

How to Minimize Overactive Bladder Odor

By: Arkansas Urology

Living with OAB (overactive bladder) can raise many concerns. One main concern of many who suffer from OAB is the odor it can leave behind when accidents occur.

The good news is that you can minimize the odor OAB can leave through small changes and the use of various products. By reducing the odor in your urine, the less you will have to worry when you do leak. You can reduce the odor in your urine several ways.

Make sure you are staying hydrated. It can be tempting to drink less, but if you do not drink enough water, it can concentrate your urine and make the smell more potent. Stick to drinking six to eight glasses of water a day or by having a glass of fruit juice that is noncitrus to dilute the odor. Cranberry juice is a great juice to reduce the acidity in your urine. If you cannot drink that much, ask your doctor if you can try taking deodorizing tablets or supplements. By eliminating coffee, carbonated drinks, spicy foods, alcohol and asparagus you can reduce odors as well.

It is very beneficial to clean yourself, your clothing and bedding to reduce the scent. Vinegar and baking soda are great to add into the wash to ensure your belongings smell fresh. After an accident, be sure to wash yourself thoroughly and put on clean clothing. If you wear adult diapers or something similar, try to find products that are odor eliminating or odor reducing and ensure that they fit properly. Lastly, you can purchase a mattress protector that completely covers the mattress to prevent leaks from soaking through.

If these tips and tricks are not helping to reduce the odor from OAB, it may be time to see your doctor to check for possible infections.

 

 

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October 2017

How to Reduce Bladder Leakage

By: Arkansas Urology

 

If you suffer from overactive bladder (OAB) and are wondering if there are any ways you can reduce your bladder leakage, you are in luck. Fortunately, there are several ways you can work to reduce accident causing leaks from overactive bladder. Knowing which type of incontinence you suffer from can also be helpful in targeting it. The main two types of incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

Make sure that if you wear adult diapers or absorbent products that they fit you correctly and are the right absorbency for your individual needs. Take time to test out various products to find the best option for you since they can each offer various protection levels. Doing so can go a long way in preventing surprise mishaps.

If you have issues with night time incontinence, cut off your liquid intake 2-3 hours before bedtime and make sure to empty your bladder before heading to bed. Additionally, make sure you are steering clear of caffeine and alcohol which both act as a diuretic. By checking your food and liquid intake, you may be able to target what irritates your bladder. As you review your diet, check to see if you are getting all of the vitamins and nutrients you need. For example, vitamin D and magnesium can possibly help to reduce bladder spasms. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor before you decide to take optional supplements.

Did you know losing weight can help as well? Working out can relieve the pressure added weight can place on your bladder and pelvic muscles. Another exercise you can perform that may not lead to losing weight but is helpful, is performing kegel exercises. Try squeezing your pelvic muscles when using the restroom to stop yourself from going. By practicing and strengthening these muscles, you can train your muscles to prevent leaks.

If these tips are not giving you the results you desire, be sure to talk to your doctor about various other options such as surgery and medications. There are multiple solutions available to relieve you of your incontinence.

 

 

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September 2017

Medical Myth – Diabetes will cause a UTI

By: Arkansas Urology

While having type 2 diabetes makes you more prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs), the idea that diabetics will have chronic UTIs is a myth. In fact, UTIs are very preventable for most people by taking simple precautions. 

Diabetics are 60 percent more likely to have UTIs than non-diabetics because of a few reasons. First, poor circulation means less mobility for infection-fighting white blood cells. Some diabetics also aren’t able to empty their bladders fully or as frequently as is required to flush out harmful bacteria due to nerve damage. High glucose levels can also affect the sugars in your urine and create a breeding ground for UTI causing bacteria.

When preventing UTIs while controlling diabetes, watching your glucose levels is even more important than usual. Any time glucose levels remain too high, you will be at risk for contracting an infection. The body’s typical reaction to UTIs is to increase glucose levels even further, but occasionally glucose levels will drop unexpectedly in certain people.

Foods to incorporate into your diet for prevention are low-sugar cranberry juices or supplements, fresh blueberries, oranges, unsweetened probiotic yogurt, tomatoes, broccoli, and spinach. Any low-sugar food that is high in antioxidants will help keep your urine inhospitable to bad bacteria. Green tea and plenty of water will also help flush your system.

As long as you are conscious of your diet and glucose levels, drink plenty of water, and make sure to empty your bladder frequently and completely, there is no reason diabetes should mean anyone has to have a UTI. However, if UTIs are still a concern, your urologist should be able to work with you to develop a prevention plan catered to your medical history and dietary needs. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment at 501-219-8900, or visit our homepage to chat directly with one of our medical agents.

 

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September 2017

Truth about Experimental Prostate Cancer Therapies

By: Arkansas Urology

Extensive research into the optimal radiation schedule to treat prostate cancer has been conducted in the last several years, because the optimal schedule for curative treatment is not yet known. It has been questioned whether or not treatment time could be reduced safely, even with an increase in radiation fractions per treatment. The resulting therapy, hypofractionated therapy, has seen mixed results. 

The key benefit to hypofractionated therapy is, for most patients, the accelerated treatment schedule, which can shed weeks off of traditional treatment. While studies have shown this shortened timeline to be statistically insignificant from the traditional timeline’s effectiveness in eradicating prostate cancer cells, scientist’s concerns lie in the side effects of this concentrated treatment.
 
In a clinical study with four trials, hypofractionated therapy was shown to be effective in reducing prostate-specific antigens (PSAs), but had inconsistent results for the recurrence of these antigens and in cancer-free survival rates. Inconsistencies in the studies that followed also lead to an absence of data on the overall survival rate of patients receiving accelerated treatment because many of these studies focused on PSA or biochemical disease-free survival alone, often without taking into account the quality of life of the survivors.
 
Symptoms like rectal bleeding two years after treatment were found in 42 percent of hypo-fractionation treated patients and only found in 27 percent of the conventionally fractionated arm. Patients with compromised urinary function were also found to have significantly worse urinary function after hypofractionated treatment as opposed to traditional dosage plans.
 
With inconsistencies in studies themselves, and in the quality of patient recovery in the years after accelerated treatment, hypofractionated therapy cannot at this time be recommended for all patients with prostate cancer. The study of this new therapy is ongoing, and while it is promising, it just isn’t at a stage where it can be considered a viable alternative to traditional treatment. To learn more about the widely accepted treatments available at Arkansas Urology, visit our Prostate Cancer Center.

 

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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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