There are many conditions that affect your urological health. YourUrologyHealth.com will explain some of the more common conditions, such as, Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Kidney / Bladder Stones, Tumors, and Urethral Strictures, and provide information on some of the available treatments. As it is with many health issues it is important to get diagnosed early. Some of the common conditions that may affect health are:
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH for short), almost every man will experience some symptoms of BPH in their lifetime1. As the prostate enlarges it cuts off the flow of urine down the urethra and results in varying symptoms. This information is provided to help you learn more about prostate enlargement and treatment options available to you.
Kidney stones are formed from salts and minerals that occur naturally in the urine, they combine to form small “pebbles.” These stones can appear in a broad range of sizes, from very small (a grains of sand) or very large (golf ball). They may stay in your kidneys or travel out of your body through the urinary tract.
It is sometimes referred to as “passing a stone”. When a stone migrates through the ureter you may experience pain and other symptoms. This information is provided to help you learn more about stones and treatment options that are available. Learn more
The bladder is where urine is stored after it has been processed by the kidneys and is part of the urinary tract. The bladder is lined with transitional cells, tumors, also known as Bladder Cancer, can arise from these transitional cells.
When tumors are in the early stages and have not grown into the bladder wall, they can usually be removed by an outpatient surgical procedure. In more advanced cases, with spread of the cancer to other sites in the body, more aggressive treatment plans must be considered.
A urethral stricture is a narrowing in any part of the urethra (the tube that drains urine from the bladder). This narrowing limits the normal urine flow and can cause various symptoms. Urethral strictures occur primarily in men because they have a longer urethra than women do. Strictures may be caused by inflammation, surgical scar tissue, disease or injury.
important to see your doctor as early as possible.