Urological Health is a crucial part of the overall health of a human body as it caters to the function of processing and eliminating waste. When a patient faces difficulty particularly related to the kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra, it means they are facing certain irregularities in the urological function of their body and the urine waste is not getting excreted smoothly. Dr. Anand Arumugam, Urologist and Andrologist at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore shares some important urological health tips to keep diseases at bay.
The urological disease can affect anyone irrespective of a person's gender or age. It has a direct effect on urinary function of both genders, however, it can also affect the reproductive organs of a male body. The treatment and cure depend on the nature of the diseases and some of them might require management for a lifetime.
Urological conditions can extend from infection to tumors and urological cancers. There are various urological diseases like:
- Kidney Stones- A collection of salt or minerals in kidneys
- Urine Tract Infections- A growth of bacteria or virus in the tract
- Prostate Cancer- A cancer that forms in the prostate of a man
- Urinary Incontinence- Loss of bladder control
- Hernia- An abnormal exit of a tissue
Symptoms of Urological Problems
Some urological disease symptoms are more common than others. If a person sees one of these symptoms they should immediately seek professional help.
- Difficulty in urinating
- Blood in urine
- Erectile dysfunction(in men)
- Feeling burn or pain while urinating
- Pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen or lower back
Tips to improve urological health
You can keep diseases at bay by maintaining urological health. Here are some tips by Dr. Anand Arumugam.
Drinking water regulates urine excretion and also helps in eliminating caffeine from the body. Drinking 7-8 glasses of water every day can help in keeping all urological problems at bay.
Smoking is one of the most significant health hazards. Smoking can lead to cancer and various urological diseases. Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Nephrolithiasis are a few of the urological diseases that can arise due to smoking.
Eat Balanced Diet
Following a balanced diet not only helps in preventing urological diseases but, also helps in better functioning of all the body organs. In-take of the right amount of nutrients, fibre and protein can help in leading a healthy life. A person needs to be conscious of the amount of sugar, salt and calorie content in the food they eat. Excess carbohydrate and sodium can have an adverse effect on the urological system.
Maintain Personal hygiene
Personal hygiene plays a vital role in preventing urological diseases. Do not delay going to the restroom when there is an urge to urinate and avoid emptying the bladder in a rush as it can lead to infections. Wearing clean undergarments also helps in preventing the growth of any bacteria.
An ideal body mass index
Excess body weight can cause type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, and a number of other lifestyle diseases. Stay active and try to maintain a healthy weight to avoid any urological diseases. Check you BMI here.
In case of severe symptoms and advanced stages of any disease, surgery is recommended to reduce discomfort and manage the condition. Diseases like Kidney Stones and Hernia can be completely cured with the help of minimally invasive surgery and surgery is also an option in case of Prostate Cancer to manage the disease and reduce symptoms.
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