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Dr. Dhir’s 4 Tips for Kidney Stone Prevention

As any busy urologist in Houston knows, the summer months are truly #stoneszn. Kidney stones makes up a large part of my clinical practice, but the emergency room calls for patients hospitalized with stone disease really increases once it’s hot outside. Unfortunately, in Houston this can seem like half the year. The old adage is…

Why I Prefer the UroLift System for Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Dr. Dhir’s guide to sorting through the many options of treating enlarged prostate, and why he feels The UroLift System is the best combination of symptom relief and preservation of Bladder Health. For some clinical context, I’d like you all to know that I have been treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), otherwise known as enlarged…

What is Post-Finasteride Syndrome?

What is finasteride? Finasteride, along with its cousin Dutasteride, is a medication Urologists have been describing for decades. Some of you may also know these medications by the names Proscar, Avodart, and Propecia. These medications are FDA-approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, enlarged prostate) as well as androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness). Recently, these medications…

What is Movember?

Some of you may have already heard of a campaign called “Movember”. Perhaps your friend or family member was growing some ridiculous moustache last November and you may not have really understood why. Movember, or “Moustache November”, is far more than a gag to look like a dashing young Tom Selleck. It is a cause…

Low Testosterone and Your Sexual and Reproductive Health

What is “Low T”? Low Testosterone, commonly known as “Low T” or hypogonadism, refers to a decrease in a man’s testosterone levels causing unwanted symptoms. This can be attributed to problems with testicular production (primary hypogonadism) or with the pituitary gland (secondary hypogonadism). As men age, 1-2% of total testosterone is lost each year starting…