Urological health is vital to every man’s well being. Learn what urologists do and when to see one.When was the last time you scheduled an appointment with a urologist?
Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the health of the urinary-tract system, in addition to male reproductive health. While consulting a doctor who specializes in these areas may make you uneasy or uncomfortable, it shouldn’t.
You see, urological health is vital to your well being. And your urologist is meant to be a healthcare partner who looks out for your best interests in those areas of your body.
What do urologists examine?
Urologists are trained to examine, manage, and treat the urinary tract and male reproductive system. As the name indicates, the urinary system, (also known as the renal system or urinary tract) eliminates urine, controls electrolytes, and regulates blood pressure and blood pH. It consists of the following organs:1
Urologists treat symptoms involving these organs as well as those involving the male reproductive system: the penis, prostate, and testicles. The areas they often focus on include:2
These are just a few of the more common reasons patients may be seen by urologists.
Why see a urologist?
Urologists may be able to recommend preventative measures to encourage good urological health, uncover (or resolve) male reproductive issues, and treat urinary infections or illnesses.4 Whether you’re facing a minor issue or a chronic health problem, you’ll want to know exactly what’s going on in that area of your body—and a urologist can help keep you healthy.
While some people might associate urology with pain, this is more of a stereotype than a reality. During most invasive procedures, men can expect an anesthetic to numb the affected area. Admittedly, patients might feel pressure or movement from time to time, but they shouldn’t experience pain or significant discomfort.
Early detection for any illness is crucial, so don’t let your worries take over common sense. Men in their 40s and 50s—if they aren’t already doing so—should start seeing their urologist regularly to stay on top of their urological health.
This content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare professional for advice on medical issues.
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