Urology Care and Health

By March 5, 2014Uncategorized

Maintaining urological health is very important. Everyone should have a basic knowledge of their urological system in order to be aware when there could be a problem and when they should seek out medical help.

Far too often individuals who are experiencing urological problems, such as incontinence, do not seek medical care because of embarrassment. Urological health is as important as any other part of your body and if you are suffering from symptoms of incontinence or other issues there is treatment. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms of urological problems should immediately seek help from their health care professional. Waiting only means the treatment will take longer, be more complicated, and cost more.

There are a number of different symptoms to watch for when it comes to urological problems. If you are seeing blood in your urine or have an infection these are serious signs. Keep in mind  if these symptoms are dealt with early on they are far less likely to turn into something more serious. Men may also be facing certain symptoms such as loss of stamina and libido along with erectile dysfunction. In addition, men may be having symptoms of prostate problems that should be addressed right away.  Only your doctor will be able to determine the true cause of these urological issues and help you develop a treatment plan for them.

However, it should be stressed no one is immune from urological issues. Just because you are not having symptoms does not mean you should feel secure. Regular checkups can help to find problems when they are small and the most treatable. No one should assume they don’t need to take care of their urological health. If you want to keep your urological system healthy there are some steps you can take. These steps include but are not limited to:

  • Drink before you get thirsty-When you are thirsty you are already feeling the first symptom of dehydration. Regular hydration can help you to maintain a healthy and working urological system as the water helps to flush out harmful toxins and bacteria.
  • •Go easy on the salt-Salt make you retain water which only backs up your urological system. When you have too much salt you are throwing a delicate balance off kilter and forcing your kidneys to work much harder. In addition, to much salt has been associated with high blood pressure which also forces your urological system to work harder.  Be sure to pay attention to the amount of salt in processed foods and make some dietary choices that will reduce your salt intake.
  • Reduce the amount of caffeine in your diet-The reality is caffeinated beverages will irritate your bladder and cause you to need to urinate more. Caffeine works like a diuretic but it can put tremendous stress on your urological system and should be avoided whenever possible.
  • Plan ahead-If you are planning to be outside(especially in hot weather), make sure  you plan ahead and take plenty of water with you. Forego the expensive sports drinks and other beverages and instead focus on drinking plenty of water to keep your urological system healthy and running strong.
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