When it comes to men’s health issues, urological conditions are often neglected. It is important to note that maintaining your urological health is necessary for overall well being. According to urological surgeons and consultants, some of the common urological conditions that are usually observed in patients include urinary tract infections (e.g. cystitis, pyelonephritis), haematuria (blood in urine), difficulties with passing urine, prostatic enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), and even urological cancers.
Urological advice is also important in case of erectile dysfunction or loss of libido. In fact, most renowned urological surgeons and consultants offer their advice on several men’s health issues, including prostate and bladder function, cancer, sexual function, change of lifestyle and diet.
If you are suffering from any of these urological conditions, do not waste time. Talk to your doctor about them. Delay in seeking medical attention could increase the risk for a more serious condition. According to urological surgeons, most men feel embarrassed whilst talking about their urological health, especially erectile dysfunction and other sexual health concerns. There is no need to cause yourself unnecessary stress. Visit your doctor or a well known urology consultant today and discuss openly your problems. This would help you maintain your urological health and live a healthy life.
Some of the common urological health conditions have been discussed below:
Urinary tract infection: Although women are more prone to urinary tract infection, investigation is advised for men as well. It is important to seek your doctor’s advice; the actual cause for infection and any complications involved can be identified with the help of thorough investigations. In most cases, a short course of antibiotics cures the infections.
Bladder Health Concerns: Troublesome bladder symptoms may include incontinence, and difficulties with passing urine. There are several conditions affecting bladder health such as stones in the bladder and urinary infections, but also bladder cancer. Most urological surgeons advise men above 50 years of age to undergo thorough investigation of any bladder symptoms.
Haematuria: Any visible amount of blood in the urine calls for urological investigations to identify the underlying cause or any complications. Sometimes, microscopic amounts of blood may be present in the urine. In case of microscopic haematuria, it is advisable to consult your doctor and undergo a thorough medical examination, particularly if you are 50 years old or have other urological symptoms. In the absence of any urological cause, you may need to consult a nephrologist to get your kidneys examined.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): As men get older, they may suffer from BPH that causes prostate enlargement and even bladder malfunctioning. In many cases, it can be treated with medication; otherwise help of urological surgeons may be needed.
Urological cancer: The problem with prostate cancer is that it shows few, if any, symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. According to the American Urological Association, one in every six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. So, it is advisable to talk to your doctor about the screening and diagnosis of urological cancer if you are 40 or above. Other common urological cancers that are more likely to affect men are kidney cancer and bladder cancer. Blood in the urine and symptoms similar to urinary infections may be caused by bladder cancer. Unlike other cancers, testicular cancer tends to affect young men, and self-examination is recommended. Testicular cancer is not usually painful in the early stages, but occasionally can be confused with a painful testicular infection. If you observe a swelling within or on the testis, seek doctor’s advice immediately.
It is always good to be proactive and take a preventive approach when it comes to urological health.