Blog Archive

MANday Topic- The Y Factor's Cancer Screening Nov 30th, 2020

Women go to their Gynecologist on a regular basis to be screened for cervical and breast cancer. Men have certain cancer screening requirements that change as they age. These screenings may or may not be covered by your family physician. The Y Factor can help! Young men in their twenties...

MANday topic- Low Testosterone Treatment: Natural Enhancement vs. Synthetic Replacement Nov 21st, 2020

Low testosterone in men can cause the following symptoms: fatigue, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, mental fogginess, and weight gain (Stanworth & Jones, 2008). The treatment for low testosterone can be accomplished in two ways: by direct replacement with exogenous testosterone (ex. testosterone injections); or by stimulating your own testosterone production...

MANday: Azoospermia (Zero Sperm Count): The Y Factor Can Take You from Zero to Hero! Nov 15th, 2020

Azoospermia is defined as having no sperm in the semen sample. Being told you have zero sperm is the most distressing and surprising finding from a man’s semen analysis!  Nothing hits a young healthy, no-symptom man harder than to be told he has zero sperm in his ejaculate! The Y...

Semen Analysis & Sperm Count: What Does it Mean? What's Next? Nov 10th, 2020

The semen analysis is the corner stone in the evaluation of male fertility. Men are fortunate in that everything that they contribute to the fertility process leaves their body and can be analyzed out of a cup. The semen analysis does not tell you the underlying problem, but simply states...

MANday Topic- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): STOP IMMEDIATELY! Evaluate The Y Factor First! Nov 8th, 2020

If you are thinking about IVF or already in the process, stop immediately and read this first! According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (2015): 50% of the time, The Y Factor (a.k.a. the male factor) is responsible for infertility Abnormal male reproductive history or abnormal semen results...

Myths and Facts About Male Infertility Nov 2nd, 2020

Let’s start by debunking one of the more common myths about infertility: The female factor is almost always to blame. The truth is that of the 15% of couples who encounter fertility problems, the male factor can account for up to half of these cases.  As our name implies —...

MANday Topic- No Needle or Scalpel Vasectomy for Men- The Best Birth Control for Women! Nov 2nd, 2020

Women are amazing! Its that simple! And when it comes to family planning, they make the ultimate sacrifice. For nine months, they endure changes that men will never relate to or understand. Do not even let me get started with labor and delivery! I know men who moan and complain...

What is " The Y Factor? " Oct 23rd, 2020

While most of us have 23 pairs of chromosomes, the “Y” chromosome is the defining factor that determines unique male health and development. Unfortunately, the “Y” chromosome also programmed us to “tough it out” when it comes to our health and it is this type of mentality that causes men...

5 Warning Signs You Have Low Testosterone Oct 7th, 2020

Your health and wellness is governed to a surprising extent by your reproductive hormones — namely testosterone — and you can take that for granted when levels are normal. If you develop a testosterone deficiency, however, the side effects may surprise you as they can impact both your physical and...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pain in Your Testicles Sep 14th, 2020

Most men are all too familiar with the searing, and thankfully short-lived, pain that comes with impact to their testicles. Ongoing and nagging pain in your testicles, however, is an entirely different matter and may stem from a more serious problem. At The Y Factor, our experienced team of urologists,...

5 Causes of Urinary Issues Aug 9th, 2020

While the male urinary tract may be simple enough in design, there’s a lot that can affect this system, leading to problems with urination — from urinating too often to the inability to control urination. At The Y Factor, our team of urology and men’s health experts, led by Dr....

Are You a Candidate for Adult Circumcision? Jul 6th, 2020

The decision to circumcise is usually left in the hands of your parents, who, for whatever reason, may have chosen to preserve your foreskin as an infant. Now that you’re an adult, that decision may not be one that’s serving you well, which is why we offer adult circumcision. At...

Common Reasons to Reverse a Vasectomy Jun 8th, 2020

Getting a vasectomy and then a vasectomy reversal come as a result of big life decisions. It’s important to come in with an understanding of the vasectomy reversal, and what it means to your and your partner’s future. The Y Factor Men’s Urological Wellness with Dr. Russel Williams is one...

Urological Wellness and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 7th, 2020

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are closely monitoring the diagnosis and treatment available to patients who display symptoms. The pandemic has an impact on all medical providers, including The Y-Factor: Men’s...

5 Reasons to Consider a Vasectomy Apr 21st, 2020

Most men don’t look forward to any invasive genital procedure, but chances are they will seek to have a vasectomy at some point in their life. If you no longer want to continue having children, vasectomies do a pretty good job of keeping your swimmers at bay. Our specialists at...

When Should I Start Getting Checked for Prostate Cancer? Mar 17th, 2020

Identifying cancer in its earlier stages can significantly increase our ability to fight it before it’s too late. There are several benefits, as well as risks, when deciding to go through a prostate cancer screening. Our team at The Y Factor Men’s Urological Wellness, led and founded by Dr. Russel...

What Can You Do About Sexual Dysfunction? Feb 25th, 2020

Sexual dysfunction occurs often among men. It can take many forms, depending on the specific cause. Sexual dysfunction is described as any problem that prevents you from feeling satisfaction during sex. It can happen to anyone, but it typically occurs more often as you age. Sexual desire in men is...

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...