While Urology is a field of medicine that does see both sexes as its patients, a majority of the patients I get are male. Today, I wanted to discuss the three common urological problems that tend to occur in men. A lot of the time, there seems to be a large amount of confusion whenever someone is recommended to see a urologist.
I wanted to clear the air a little bit and provide a discussion regarding the typical problems that face the patients that I see.
This refers to benign prostatic hyperplasia. In basic terms, this means that a man’s prostate is an enlarged state. Please note that there is a difference between when something is enlarged and when something may be inflamed.
When a man’s prostate is enlarged, this can put significant pressure on the urethra. The urethra is the tube that allows for the passage of urine that’s leaving the bladder and ultimately out of the body.
If you feel a constant need to pee, have an otherwise weak stream regardless of effort, and consistently feel that you have not fully emptied your bladder, you may be suffering from BPH. There are a lot of reasons why BPH can occur and it is important to see a urologist in order to determine what is causing your BPH.
Kidney stones can happen without any warning. These ‘stones’ are minerals which can cause blockage in the passage of urine. They can notably cause significant pain and may require surgery to remove—especially if they are unusually large.
In most cases, it is wholly possible to pass the stones naturally out of the body with the help of a lot of liquids and medicine that can help to break down the stones.
Urinary Incontinence refers to the general loss of control over one’s bladder. It may seem like a completely strange event but it is one of the more common urological problems that strike men. Over 16 million people in the USA have struggled with this issue.
The particularly troubling thing about urinary incontinence is the fact that there are a lot of other reasons why it can happen like diabetes, UTI, and even Parkinson’s Disease; this is why it is important to be tested and see a urologist straight away.
Hopefully, with today’s discussion, more gentlemen will be aware of the diseases that they may be vulnerable to. Urological issues can have a wide variety of reasons as to why they occur. Like with other issues that may affect the body, it is ultimately important to have a better understanding of the causes, symptoms, and what you should do next to avoid any panic.
When it comes to urology, being aware can mean the difference between choosing to do the right thing and suffering in silence. To know knowledge, what sort of urological problems commonly occur in men?