Author Archives: Lisa Downing

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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.

Why In-office BPH Procedures Make Sense

May 18, 2021

Many men suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or enlarged prostate. It becomes more common as a man ages with approximately 50% of all men experiencing it by the age of 50 and 80% by the age of 80. And while … Continue reading

Does Peyronie’s Disease ever Resolve Itself?

May 4, 2021

To understand the progression of Peyronie’s disease, it is important to know exactly what it is. Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of scar tissue around the lining of the corpora cavernosa causing the abnormal curvature of the penis – most … Continue reading

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

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