Author Archives: Lisa Downing

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Choosing Between In-Office Procedures and Surgery for BPH

October 21, 2021

Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is extremely common with about 50% of men over 50, and 80% of men over 80, suffering from its symptoms. While BPH is very common, there … Continue reading

Dr. Engel Completes His First Half IronMan Triathlon

October 14, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I have completed my first Half IronMan Triathlon. It has always been a dream of mine to train and compete in such a high-level athletic pursuit. It was even more exciting and enjoyable to … Continue reading

Can Coffee Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

October 7, 2021

Coffee has historically had an up and down relationship in researchers’ eyes. What was once considered incredibly healthy, was later vilified as carcinogenic. Today, many studies have shown that coffee confers more antioxidant benefits than it does risks in the … Continue reading

5 Healthy Habits for Your Urinary System

September 9, 2021

Your urinary system acts as the janitorial crew for your blood. After your body has taken the nutrients that it needs from what you consume and converts it into energy, your kidneys filter out the rest as waste and send … Continue reading

When Is It Back Pain Vs Kidney Pain?

August 19, 2021

The kidneys are an amazing filtration system and play a crucial role in our overall health. Similarly, keeping ourselves healthy also ensures that our kidneys work properly. When the kidneys do not work as they should, they can cause pain … Continue reading

Prostate Cancer – No Big Deal or Deadly?

August 5, 2021

As a leader in the evolution of diagnosis and classification of prostate cancer over the past few decades, Dr. Engel has seen and participated in changes regarding how we view prostate cancer and how it is ultimately treated. Elsewhere on … Continue reading

3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

July 15, 2021

Prostate cancer can become a trigger for panic when we hear that 13 out of every 100 men in the United States will have it at some point in their lives. Although you cannot change your age or genetics, which … Continue reading

Urine Color, Your Health & When to Call a Doctor

July 1, 2021

It might come as a shock, but the color of your urine can say a lot about you and your overall health. Although the tint of your urine varies depending on how hydrated you are, it can also indicate a … Continue reading

Differentiating Kidney Stones from a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

June 15, 2021

It can be concerning to experience pain ‘down there’. Many questions of what could be causing the pain and discomfort run circles in your mind. Your first move might be calling your primary care doctor and declaring you have a … Continue reading

Staying Hydrated for Urologic Health

June 1, 2021

As summer rolls in and the temperatures rise, staying well hydrated is even more important. Beyond just quenching your thirst, staying hydrated and drinking water have overarching benefits for your entire body – including your urinary system.

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