Urologists are medical experts who deal primarily with diseases and concerns related to the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Patients are referred to urologists when they need treatment or advice relating to the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, adrenal glands and, in males, the penis, prostate, and testicles. For many, the only time they see a urologist is if there is a problem. But there is more to urology than that. Here’s why seeing a urologist is more important than you may have realized.
Relieving Everyday Inconveniences
Frequent urination, severe pain, and incontinence are but a few of the several urological conditions a urologist treats. What one may consider a chronic condition that is evidence of getting older actually may be a sign of problem and can be addressed easily under a urologist’s care.
Treating Low Testosterone
If you are feeling tired, experiencing a low sex drive, or are noticing hair and muscle loss and weakness, don’t blame it on aging; it may, in fact, be a result of Low Testosterone. Your urologist is an expert at diagnosing and treating Low T, which can change your entire outlook on life!
Improving your Sex Life
Millions of men experience some degree of sexual dysfunction. But while many men consider difficulty to perform embarrassing or frustrating, it is precisely for this reason they should see a urologist. In fact, erectile dysfunction may be a sign of an underlying condition and therefore merits a visit to a urologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
The color of your urine can reveal a lot about your overall health. For example, cloudy or bloody urine may be a sign of infection – or something worse. The only way to know for sure is by getting an evaluation from your urologist.
A wellness exam from your urologist can uncover specific urological cancers that affect the bladder, kidney, testicles and prostate. When detected early, the rates of recovery are extremely favorable. In fact, early detection can spell the difference between life and death, which is why it’s recommended that men have regularly scheduled prostate and urology wellness exams.
Help with Hernias
A hernia is a urological condition that occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weak wall of tissue or muscle. Lumps or swelling may appear around the affected area and can cause severe complications when left untreated. A urologist can quickly determine the best procedure to treat your hernia, and prevent it from reoccurring.
Treatment for Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are formed by crystals of uric acid and calcium that your body can’t properly dilute and expel. Once the kidney stone reaches your urinary tract, you can expect excruciating pain. Urologists will be able to determine whether or not surgical intervention is required to help break down and expel the stones and relieve your pain.
Get Checked Now
Whether you believe you may have erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, or it’s been a while since you have had a prostate exam, Carolina Urology Partners can help. We are located in Concord, North Carolina and offer a variety of services to ensure your best urological health. Call us now at (704) 786-5131 or schedule an appointment, and together, let’s achieve the best and healthiest results for you.