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Some of the Most Common Urologic Diseases

Not sure if you are a candidate to see Dr. Shahbandi? Read about some of the conditions outlined by the American Urological Association Foundation (AUAF).

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Are you experiencing a too frequent need to urinate? Are your feeling that you aren't "finished" after urinating? 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate, specifically an increase in the size of the prostate gland. It's very common with older men and is caused by the pressure that a larger prostate can place on the urethra, the narrow tube that transmits urine from the bladder and out of the body.

Let's talk. Sometimes we can monitor this condition or prescribe medications such as alpha-blockers. Sometimes surgery is the answer. But it's important to get you feeling better so daily living is more enjoyable.

 

Urinary Incontinence

This is a loss of bladder control and sufferers experience excessive leakage of urine. This problem is very common and can be treated. There range of factors that can cause urinary incontinence include a weak bladder or sphincter muscles, urinary tract infections, spinal injuries, diabetes, childbirth, an overactive bladder or an enlarged prostate. External factors such as MS or Parkinson's may also be considered in diagnosing the cause.

We can examine lifestyle factors to address this, or perhaps surgery would help. Let's tackle this problem together.

Urinary Tract Infections

Bacteria or viruses that infect the urinary tract can causes UTIs. It's more common among women, but men can also suffer from this problem. Most commonly, UTIs cause a burning sensation. Some experience a feeling to urinate frequently and a dissatisfaction with feeling their bladder is not empty. Quite often we can prescribe antibiotics to treat UTIs. 

Kidney and Ureteral Stones

Stones develop in the kidneys when small particles surround and collect on these crystals located in these organs. Ureteral stones move from the kidney into the ureter. These stones can block urine flow and cause a considerable amount of pain. Larger stones often need to be surgically removed. Get in touch to find out your best treatment protocol.

Other Common Urological Conditions

Some other common urological conditions include:

  • bladder prolapse

  • hematuria (blood in the urine)

  • erectile dysfunction (ED)

  • interstitial cystitis (also called painful bladder syndrome)

  • overactive bladder

  • prostatitis (swelling of the prostate gland)

Don't accept these conditions as something you have to live with. Talk to Dr. Shahbandi now and live a better life as soon as possible.