Urology is a field of medicine that studies the pathology of the genitourinary system. The urologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the urinary system of men and women (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra), male genital organs and male infertility. Also urology deals with the treatment of urolithiasis.
The main causes of the disease can be: hypothermia, stress, unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and infections – all of which cause detrimental harm to the human genitourinary system.
There are a number of urological problems that affect both men and women. These include, in particular, diseases of the kidneys (pyelonephritis), ureters, bladder (cystitis, overactive bladder syndrome), urolithiasis and others.
Still, most of the urologist’s patients are men. They are brought to the doctor’s office by diseases of the genital organs: inflammatory processes of the prostate gland, urethra, disorders of sexual function, etc. In addition, the urologist deals with the problems of male infertility.
Doctors-urologists of the medical center “Slav-Med” possess all modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases. By contacting them, the patient can be sure that the diagnosis will be made promptly and accurately, and the procedures are prescribed optimal and effective.
The medical clinic “Slav-Med” has the most modern equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and offers a wide range of services:
-treatment of cystitis, urinary incontinence and other urinary disorders;
-complex therapy of erectile dysfunction (impotence), accelerated ejaculation, restoration of potency and quality of sexual intercourse;
-treatment of chronic prostatitis, vesiculitis;
-complex diagnostics and correction of age-related androgen deficiency, as well as androgen deficiency in obesity, metabolic syndrome (based on the results of a preliminary full laboratory examination);
-diagnosis and selection of conservative therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, for which the term “prostate adenoma” was previously used);
-Ultrasound of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles, bladder, kidneys;
-performing urological operations (including microsurgical ones) in our own fully equipped hospital with the possibility of using general anesthesia: circumcision of the foreskin, prosthetics of an absent or removed testicle, correction of curvature of the penis; operations for varicocele, dropsy of the testicular membranes; removal of neoplasms in the testicle, epididymis and penis; other types of surgical interventions.
Prevention of urological diseases
Experts pay attention: with age, the risk of urological problems increases significantly. Therefore, both men and women, especially after 40-50 years, are strongly recommended to visit a urologist at least once a year. A thorough examination and diagnostics will reveal many problems even before the onset of clinical manifestations and take the necessary measures in time.
On the other hand, it is also recommended to visit a urologist’s consultations in adolescence, when the body is still in the stage of formation. During this period, minor deviations from the norm may be detected, for example, varicose veins of the spermatic cord, problems with the external genital organs, and non-descent of the testicles. Timely appeal to a urologist allows you to correct violations and provide professional control over the development of the adolescent’s body and his health.
A special group of patients are men undergoing examination before marriage or in preparation for conceiving a child. Today, a conscious decision to visit a doctor and attention to their health, as well as a responsible approach to family planning, are noted as a new positive trend among men around the world.
Indications for a visit to the urologist:
You should also consult a urologist if you have the following symptoms:
– pain when urinating
– liquid or too frequent urination
– change in the color or odor of urine
– urinary incontinence
– presence of blood or pus in urine or ejaculate;
– redness, itching, discomfort in the male genital area;
– pain in the groin and lower back;
– pain during or after intercourse.
Cystitis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis, prostate adenoma, problems with urination, kidney stones, genital infections, tumors of the urinary tract, congenital abnormalities of the genitourinary system – all these diseases are successfully treated by a urologist. Also, the competence of urologists (andrologists, sexopathologists) includes such diseases as impotence, testicular torsion, varicocele, male infertility and other problems of men’s sexual life.
Diagnostics of urological diseases
Before prescribing treatment, the urologist conducts a number of diagnostic examinations: patient survey, examination, laboratory blood and urine tests, ultrasound, X-ray, tomography, biopsy and other innovative methods of examination. Such methods make it possible to accurately establish the diagnosis and begin treatment in a timely manner.
Urological clinics offer modern methods of treating diseases of the genitourinary system. Depending on the severity of the disease, the doctor will prescribe an individual scheme for conservative or surgical treatment.
In urology, the following methods are used to eliminate genitourinary diseases:
– transurethral resection;
– laser stone crushing;
– catheterization of the bladder;
– percutaneous endoscopic surgery;
– urological operations under the control of ultrasound or X-ray;
– simultaneous operations;
– prostate massage
– drug treatment;
Contact the medical center Slav-Med and be healthy!