Understanding male urology problems

Urology is one of the components of mens health care.This medical speciality focuses on the urinary tract system which encompasses the system responsible for creating and removing urine from the body, which includes the kidneys, bladder, ureter, urethra, and the reproductive system of men. Most men will at some point in their lives have a urological problem as a result of ageing, injury or birth defect. When such a problem comes up, it becomes important for men to consult a urologist. Urologist doctors have specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the urinary tract and the reproductive organs.

Following are the Urology problems that are faced by men

  • kidney stones
  • prostate enlargement
  • erectile dysfunction
  • interstitial cystitis
  • kidney diseases
  • urinary tract infections
  • infertility
  • cancers of the bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles, and adrenal and prostate glands

  • Symptoms to never ignore

    One should never ignore any of the following symptoms and make an appointment with your urologist.

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Blood in urine
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Infertility
  • Pain while urinating

  • Treatments for Male Urology Problems

    Many urological conditions can be treated by a slight change in lifestyle like consuming less salt and drinking more water.If the condition cant be treated with lifestyle change below treatments can help the patient.

  • Oral medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents, and symptom-relieving drugs
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Laser therapies used to treat conditions that include kidney stone
  • Reconstructive urologic surgery Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy shock waves are used to break up the kidney stones into very tiny pieces.

  • Steps to take for good urology health

    Focus on your health, especially as you age, as most of the men face urology problems in older age. Many urology conditions can simply be avoided by a slight change in lifestyle following are some

  • Quit smoking smoking is a leading contributor to many of men’s health issues including cardiovascular
  • disease and conditions such as bladder cancer.
  • Eat a diet rich in vegetable, fruits and low in saturated fats and low GI carbs.
  • Get more exercise from walking and swimming to running and biking, get moving a little bit every day.
  • Stay hydrated and limit salt excessive salt intake to help prevent kidney stones.
  • Article Written By

    Dr Shagun Sikka M.S, M.Ch.(Urologist and Transplant Surgeon)

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