Even though men and women have similar urological health issues, some conditions primarily affect men due to basic biological differences. Very uncomfortable and even painful, these conditions can have a negative impact on all aspects of life and even indicate other medical conditions.
That’s why it’s essential to address any urological issue with an experienced urologist before a problem gets worse and complications develop.
Bladder and Urinary Care
While bladder issues are often thought of as a women’s health condition, men are just as prone to urology disorders, and the prevalence increases as they age. Such conditions can include:
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Overactive bladder (OAB)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Voiding dysfunction
Stone Disease Care
Stones in the urologic system are most commonly known as kidney stones but can also occur in the bladder or urinary tract. Stones are common condition that occurs when mineral and acid salts or mineral deposits crystalize, forming deposits or “stones” that can cause a kidney blockage. The American Urologic Association estimates stone prevalence at three percent in all individuals and at up to 12 percent of the population during their lifetime.
The prostate secretes fluid that protects sperm in the acidic vaginal environment and as such plays an important role in male reproductive health. As men age, benign prostatic hyperplasia can occur, which is when the prostate grows in a benign fashion, causing voiding issues such as slow flow, urgency, etc. The risk of prostate cancer also grows with age.
Reproductive health is important, yet a very sensitive topic. Lifestyle choices, low testosterone and surgery can contribute to poor male reproductive health. Patients might also have a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal to manage their reproductive ability.
Men should seek out a specialist for their reproductive health concerns especially in regard to:
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Male fertility (i.e., vasectomy and vasectomy reversal services)
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (Male Hypogonadism, Testosterone replacement therapy & HCG therapy
- Male infertility
- Peyronie’s disease (curvature of penis)
Urologic cancers in men include:
- Adrenal cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Penile cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Urothelial cancers
Early detection combined with the expertise of a urologist is the key to treating urologic cancer for the best possible outcome. Our urologists will create personalized treatment plan for your individual needs, which might include a referral to a specialized cancer treatment center.