Blog Archive

5 Signs You May be Suffering from Low Testosterone Jan 31st, 2020

As you get older, you naturally have a decline in testosterone. If you notice a change in your daily energy levels, sex drive, or mood, your testosterone may have declined to the point where it’s deficient.  Low Testosterone, also called Low T and Testosterone Deficiency affects about 2 % of men...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need To Know Jan 13th, 2020

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that Prostate Cancer affects more than 3 million men every year, worldwide? Since the risk of prostate cancer increases with age, we recommend prostate cancer screenings for men over the age of 50 years old. For men that are under the age...

The Y Factor hosts Webster Fun Run Jan 13th, 2020

In keeping with The Y Factor’s spirit of giving back to the community and promoting good health and exercise, our clinic in Webster, Texas was a host to the 2018 Webster Fun Run. Our team was not only promoting good health and providing participants with much needed hydration and Vitamin...

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Low Vitamin D Jan 13th, 2020

The Y Factor and their medical professionals once again focus on the underlying condition affecting male wellness and health instead of just treating symptoms. A common approach to treating Erectile Dysfunction is the use of medications like Viagra®, Cialis® or Levitra®. The medical professionals at the The Y Factor have...

Metabolic syndrome solution on the rise in men! Jan 13th, 2020

Affecting almost 35% of adults in the United States, metabolic syndrome is one of the fastest growing health issues. Metabolic syndrome is a grouping of five risk factors: Large waist size (>40 inches for men) High blood pressure High triglycerides Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol High blood sugar Anyone with three...

Sons born with fertility treatment ‘inherit problems’ Jan 13th, 2020

A study by a team from the Universiteit Brussels looked at 54 men aged 18 to 22 conceived using Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), who were compared with 57 men of the same age. The study found out that the men conceived using ICSI had half the sperm concentrate in the...

Dr. Williams Speaks at the Convenient Care Conference Jan 13th, 2020

Dr. Williams was recently invited to speak on men’s health at The Future of Convenient Care and Healthcare Consumerism Conference in Philadelphia. The members of the Convenience Care Association were joined by retail health leaders and providers from all over the United States, with the goal of sharing best practices designed to promote and...

Achieving Pregnancy Through Vasectomy Reversal Jan 13th, 2020

Dr. Williams is recognized as one of the few reproductive urologists who performs vasectomy reversals and concentrates on men’s urological wellness in the Greater Houston area. The staff at The Y Factor is dedicated to finding the best treatment plan to the couple seeking a vasectomy reversal. We offer consultation on microsurgical...

Prostate Cancer & Preventative Screenings For Men Under 50 Jan 13th, 2020

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, 3 million men are affected by prostate cancer worldwide. The risk of prostate cancer increases as men age. For this reason, it is very important for men over 50 to have regular prostate cancer screenings. But what about men under 50? Are regular screenings...

The Common Desire and Hesitation of Vasectomies Jan 13th, 2020

Vasectomies are one of the safest, most effective means of birth control. For this reason, vasectomies are a great option for couples who don’t want to have children, or don’t want to have anymore children. It’s very common for men to come to our office interested in having a vasectomy, but...

The Y Factor Focuses On Male Fertility For Pregnancy Success Jan 13th, 2020

Did you know? 15% of couples have trouble conceiving, and 50% of those infertility issues are due to male urological issues. Since 50% of infertility issues are caused by the man, focusing on male fertility makes conception more likely. Our Reproductive Urologists specialize in male infertility and focuses on the male specific issues inhibiting...

TYF’s No-Scalpel, No-Needle Vasectomy: Our Less Invasive, Less Painful Approach Jan 13th, 2020

Did you know? Vasectomies are one of the safest, most effective means of birth control. In fact, vasectomies are 99.6% effective according to current research. With these types of statistics, you might wonder why more men aren’t having vasectomies. The truth is men are often interested in having a vasectomy,...

Dr. Tristan Grimaldo, Adjunct Professor at TWU, Teaching Men’s Urological Wellness Dec 2nd, 2019

As part of our commitment to expanding male wellness services into underserved communities, The Y Factor is pleased to announce our formal working agreement with Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Tristan Grimaldo, DNP, is an associate professor at TWU and teaches at the graduate level for the family nurse practitioner program....

Shock Wave Technology for Erectile Dysfunction Now Offered at TYF Nov 1st, 2019

Dr. Russel Williams and his team of urology experts at The Y Factor are dedicated to the study and practice of men’s urological wellness. Their comprehensive care approach reveals the root cause of urological issues, allowing their medical team to develop tailored treatments that not only treat problems but also...