While men and women can share many kinds of urological problems – kidney stones and urinary tract infections, for example – some disorders are unique to males.
The most notable, no doubt, are diseases and conditions related to the prostate. As part of a man’s sex organs, the prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut that surrounds the urethra. Its job is to add fluid to the semen during ejaculation.
For younger men (under the age of 50), the most common prostate problem is prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate.
For men older than 50, the most common prostate problem is prostate enlargement. This condition is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.
The prostate gland can also play a role in incontinence or urinary control problems, a factor that obviously does not affect control problems in women.
As a man ages, his prostate keeps growing and squeezes the urethra. Since urine travels from the bladder through the urethra, the pressure from the enlarged prostate may affect bladder control. But urine leakage, frequent urination, or the urgent need to urinate doesn’t have to be unavoidable parts of aging. Bladder control problems can be treated.
How Can We Help?
At our branch in St. Augustine, Advanced Urology Institute is dedicated to helping men at all stages of life and can address any problems that arise with expertise, honesty and compassion. Certain urological issues impact only men, including male sexual dysfunction, impotence, andropause or low testosterone and prostate cancer. As well, some men may experience problems such as erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate.
- Bladder Overview
- Overactive Bladder
- Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
- Bladder Cancer
- Artificial Sphincter
PENIS & TESTES
Male Urology is the medical and surgical field that is especially devoted to the treatment on the urinary tracts of males and on his reproductive health. Some common urological disorders found among men are; Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, Enlarged prostate, Penis Pain, Blood in the semen, Scrotal masses, Premature ejaculation, Testicular failure and many more. Some urinary and reproductive tracts are directly associated with one another, so complications of one will likely affect the other.
What is a Urologist?
Urologists are Medical Doctors who are trained and expert in the area of urology. They diagnose, treat and manage people who have urological problems. A urologist has the capacity and understanding the function of these organs, including the conditions and disorders that are affecting their normal process. By using the best medical and surgical equipments, a urologist can treat the disorders and diseases of these organs and help improve a patients quality of life.