Urology deals with disorders of the urinary tract in both men and women and the male reproductive organs. Even though urology is considered a surgical speciality, the urologist should know about internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics, and other specialities due to the vast range of clinical problems.
What Are Urologists and What Do They Do?
Urology is a surgical speciality that deals with the urinary system both in men and women. It also diagnoses and treats illnesses of male reproductive organs.
Nearly 20% of the patients presenting to GPs or Hospital OPDs have Urological Problems. The most common is prostate disease and erectile dysfunction in adult males, UTI in women and incontinence in the elderly. The burden of stone disease exists in both sexes at all ages. Children usually present with congenital problems. The incidence of infertility and sexually transmitted infections is on the rise in the younger population.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
The prostate is a gland located at the base of the bladder in men. As age advances, this gland increases in size and may obstruct urine flow by narrowing the urethra. As a result, one may develop slow flow, an interrupted stream of urine, incomplete emptying of the bladder or acute urinary retention. It can be treated medically but if symptoms are severe or complete blockage of urine occurs surgery is performed.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)
Urinary tract infections are widespread. It may occur in up to 20% of women during their life. UTIs commonly affect women, but they can also arise in men, older adults and children. Nearly 2% of children develop urinary tract infections. A large proportion of general practice referrals is due to urinary tract infections. Along with treatment, emphasis must be laid on the prevention of the disease.
Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled leaking of urine. Most people with incontinence suffer in silence. Urinary incontinence is not just a medical problem, but it can affect emotional, psychological and social life. People may consider incontinence as just part of getting older. But it’s not. And it can be managed or treated. Consult your doctor and find out what treatment is best for you.
Common Symptoms in Urological Diseases
After careful history and examination, Diagnosis is greatly aided by certain laboratory and Radiology tests.
Ace Urology Associates provide Urology services at Horizon Hospital
A group of three surgeons work as “Ace Urology Associates” (AUA) at Horizon Hospital. AUA aim to deliver specialized and tailored management to all their patients with a comprehensive follow up program. They have access to modern endo-urological and investigative equipment. AUA provide OPD, in-patients as well as emergency services for all urological problems including Prostate Diseases, Stone Management, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Female Urology and Incontinence.