While we offer cutting-edge treatment for a host of urological diseases, Dr. Mark Hong also understands that some conditions result from disturbances in the overall systemic health of the body. These causes include poor nutrition, lack of exercise, stress, and other lifestyle factors. For this reason, we combine holistic urology with mainstream medicine at our Phoenix, AZ, practice to maximize treatment results. In many cases, this approach can also prevent the recurrence of certain conditions.
An Integrative Approach
It is important to emphasize that for the immediate treatment of urological diseases, especially urgent cases, modern medical techniques are typically the fastest and most effective. Once symptoms have been addressed, holistic treatment will include evaluating different factors, such as the body's immune system and emotional state, and making lifestyle modifications accordingly. This method focuses particularly on the positive effects good nutrition and physical activity can have on urological health and overall well-being.
Holistic treatment will include evaluating different factors, such as the body's immune system and emotional state, and making lifestyle modifications accordingly.
Dr. Hong will thoroughly examine your medical history when you come in for your initial consultation, and discuss lifestyle habits that affect your physical and emotional health. After a complete assessment, he may provide recommendations such as taking nutritional supplements, dietary changes, increasing exercise, reducing alcohol intake, or stopping smoking.
Treating Urological Conditions
Like many diseases, some urological condition are often symptoms of systemic imbalances, and an effective cure is only possible when we first identify the root cause. We follow a holistic approach when addressing conditions such as:
Diet and metabolism can play a key role in maintaining the health of the kidneys, and Dr. Hong can determine what particular factors led to the formation of kidney stones. This information can be utilized to prevent the recurrence of kidney or bladder stones, and help in maintaining your health.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
UTI can be a recurring concern, especially among women, and can take an emotional toll on patients. The infection is usually treated with antibiotics but does not address the root cause, which may be rectified with dietary changes. The antibiotics eradicate the bacteria causing the infection, but also kill the good bacteria that live in the urinary tract, thus creating a fertile ground for infection recurrence. The consumption of an adequate amount of water, probiotic drinks, and other beneficial foods may stop this cycle.
The right combination of diet and exercise changes, in addition to medication, can help prevent the progress of prostate cancer among some men.
In some cases of erectile dysfunction, patients can be treated with lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol consumption.
Incontinence and Overactive Bladder
Experience the Holistic Difference
We believe whole-body health should always come first. Contact us to learn more about how you can benefit from the holistic approach adopted at the practice of Dr. Hong.