Author Archives: Lisa Downing

When to See Your Urologist About Blood in Your Urine

April 19, 2021

Seeing blood in the urine can be startling and, in most cases, should be evaluated by a qualified and experienced urologist such as Dr. Engel. Blood in the urine, except after certain procedures, is not normal, and should not be … Continue reading

Is It BPH or Prostate Cancer?

April 5, 2021

Many men come to our office with lower urinary tract symptoms or LUTS and very concerned about the prospect of prostate cancer. While there is always a chance of prostate cancer, the likelihood of other prostate conditions is far higher. … Continue reading

The Lowdown on Herbal Remedies for BPH

March 15, 2021

BPH or enlarged prostate is a progressive problem. Patients do not wake up one day with severe lower urinary tract symptoms, rather they slowly get to a point where their urinary issues become bothersome and difficult to live with. As … Continue reading

There’s Nothing I Can Do to Prevent ED / Myths of ED

March 1, 2021

Many men come to our office deeply concerned about ED or erectile dysfunction – something we also call impotence. After all, a man’s erectile function is often psychologically linked to their virility and is physically critical to their sexual enjoyment. … Continue reading

Keeping Your Kidneys in Top Shape

February 15, 2021

We each have two kidneys, located by midway up the back. And while the kidneys can certainly take a beating, it is important to keep them healthy. In fact, it is estimated that upwards of a third of Americans may … Continue reading

Elevated PSA – Not All That It Seems

February 1, 2021

When introduced in the 80s, Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA measurement was a revolutionary advancement in the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Without it, prostate cancer detection would be an even more significant concern and we would certainly miss … Continue reading