• Introducing the WISH MedSpa

    The Women’s Institute for Sexual Health (WISH) opened its newest venture the WISH MedSpa in February 2018. We are proud to offer a variety of MedSpa services including Botox®, Brow and Lash treatments, Chemical Peels, CoolSculpting®, Dermaplaning, Facials and Medical Grade Skin Care lines.

    WISH provides specialized care to women facing the unique challenges of female urology and sexual and pelvic conditions. It is our mission to educate, treat and nurture each woman’s needs for sexual individuality and better pelvic health, and we are thrilled to provide our new service lines at the WISH MedSpa.

    Your WISH clinicians are board certified UroGynecologists and Nurse Practitioners specializing in female sexual dysfunction. At the WISH MedSpa you will meet with Ellen Newman, Director of WISH Aesthetics, and Casey Nolen, WISH MedSpa Licensed Aesthetician, for all of your MedSpa treatments.

    To schedule your appointment at the WISH MedSpa in Nashville, Tennessee, call our office at (615)250-9276 or find us on the MINDBODY phone application. Visit our website www.wishnashville.com for more details!

  • Hear the Clinical Director of WISH Explain Women’s Sexual Dysfunction

    In discussions of sexual dysfunction, the focus is often on men. However, women complain of sexual health issues more often than men do, though they frequently go untreated. At the Women’s Institute (WISH) our specialists focus on helping women get the help they need to overcome sexual dysfunction disorders.

    Watch this video to hear Brooke Faught, Clinical Director of WISH, discuss some of the conditions treated at the clinic. From low libido to persistent arousal disorders, WISH provides treatment for all forms of sexual health in women.

    Take back control of your sexual health in Nashville by making an appointment with WISH today. To schedule a consultation at WISH (615) 250-9265.

  • Neurogenic Bladder: Making Sense of a Complex Disorder

    Neurogenic bladder occurs when the nerves that control bladder function don’t work properly. Depending on how the nerves are affected, patients with neurogenic bladder may experience overactive or underactive bladders. Because neurogenic bladder is so complicated, it’s important for patients to receive treatment from a urologist with experience with the condition. If you have been diagnosed with a neurogenic bladder or suspect you are having symptoms that could be caused by the condition, here are the facts you need to know.

    Neurogenic bladder is usually caused by other medical conditions.

    There are several conditions that increase the risk of developing neurogenic bladder , including:

    • Stroke
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Congenital birth defects that affect the spine
    • Multiple sclerosis

    Anything that damages the nerves that help to control the bladder or that interferes with the communication between those nerves and the brain can lead to neurogenic bladder.

    Both overactive and underactive bladder symptoms are possible.

    In some people with neurogenic bladders, the nerves cause the bladder to squeeze more often than normal, causing urge incontinence. In other instances, the nerves may become underactive, which causes urine to build up and eventually leak. Some people experience both overactive and underactive bladder symptoms. Neurogenic bladder also often causes an increase in urinary tract infections.

    Multiple treatments are available.

    Neurogenic bladder can cause anxiety and depression for sufferers, who worry about the impacts of incontinence on their everyday activities. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available. An experienced neurologist can help sufferers from the right combination of lifestyle changes and medications to get relief. Surgical treatment is also helpful for people with severe symptoms.

    At Urology Associates, P.C., our urologists offer both non-invasive and surgical treatments for a range of urological conditions, including extensive treatments for incontinence throughout Tennessee. For more information or to make an appointment, call (855) 901-1338.

  • Causes and Risk Factors of Premature Ejaculation

    Premature ejaculation happens to as many as one in three men at some point in their lives. It occurs when a man ejaculates sooner than he would prefer during intercourse, and in many cases, it happens only sporadically and infrequently. For other men, however, premature ejaculation is an ongoing issue that interferes with a healthy sex life. Men who experience this sexual health issue don’t have to simply live with it. Treatments are available that can help delay ejaculation. If you see a urologist for this type of sexual dysfunction , he or she will try to determine the cause in order to settle on the right treatment approach. Here is a look at some of the common causes of—and risk factors for—premature ejaculation.

    Psychological Factors

    Psychological factors can play a central role in persistent premature ejaculation. In some cases, men who have experienced premature ejaculation in the past and worry about it happening again can actually increase the risk of it occurring because of their anxiety. Other psychological factors can also play a role, including:

    • Relationship problems
    • Poor body image
    • History of sexual abuse
    • History of erectile dysfunction

    All of these factors can cause men to rush through sexual encounters or become anxious during them, which increases the chances that premature ejaculation will occur.

    Biological Factors

    Biological factors can lead to premature ejaculation on their own, or they may appear alongside psychological factors, exacerbating them. Some of the biological factors that increase the risk of premature ejaculation include:

    • Abnormal hormone levels
    • Abnormal neurotransmitter levels
    • Inflammation of the prostate or urethra
    • Infection of the prostate or urethra
    • Inherited traits that cause physical abnormalities

    Premature ejaculation can cause stress and self-esteem issues and may interfere with fertility. Don’t suffer in silence when it happens to you. The doctors at Urology Associates, P.C. are experienced in treating sexual health problems through our Men’s Health Clinic in Nashville. Call us today at (855) 901-1338 to make an appointment.