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If you face urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, it is a common and embarrassing problem that ranges from leaking urine when you sneeze to having an urge to urinate so badly that you do not make it to the toilet.
If urinary incontinence affects your daily activities, please contact us at Urologic Surgical Care to see your doctor. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.
There are many types of incontinence that you can experience, from stress to urge, overflow to functional, or a mix of many different kinds of incontinence.
There are many causes, certain drinks, foods and medications can act as diuretics, UTI’s, constipations, pregnancy, menopause, or even neurological disorders can be a cause. Be sure to write down your symptoms and make a list of medications, changes and potential incontinence triggers.
If incontinence is frequent and affects your quality of life, it is important to see your doctor because urinary incontinence may indicate a more serious or unknown conditions.
Before you let incontinence get in the way of your life, contact us at (516) 239-8585 and we can help you find the least invasive form of correction.
At Urologic Surgical Care, we provide comprehensive men’s health services while making you feel at ease and comfortable with your body and any health concerns you may have.
What are the biggest concerns regarding men’s health?
As a group, men tend to avoid discussing their health or any concerns they have with anyone, including their doctors. However, putting off physical exams and preventive screens can allow underlying conditions to progress if left untreated. As men age, there are several common conditions that men are at higher risk of developing and they include:
- Colon cancer
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver disease
- Low testosterone disorders
- Prostate cancer
Though some conditions increase risk with age, it is important to receive regular medical care regardless of how old you are.
An enlarged prostate is an issue many men face as they age, it is most commonly a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The prostate gland is underneath the bladder. When it gets bigger, it can block the flow of urine through the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. This can cause problems with urination. Mayo Clinic experts theorize that the prostate gland grows as men age as a result of changes in hormonal balance. If you don’t get treatment for it, BPH can cause bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems.
The complications of BPH can be serious, but BPH isn’t prostate cancer. Having BPH doesn’t mean you have an increased risk of prostate cancer. The prostate tissue growth associated with BPH begins around the inner prostate, which is a ring of tissue around the urethra, and continues growing inward. Prostate cancer begins growing on the outer part of the prostate and grows outward.
Some symptoms you might experience are the urge to use the restroom frequently, especially at night, as a enlarged prostate gland puts increased pressure on the urethra and bladder, which results in a great deal of difficulty holding in your urine. It can also cause difficulty urinating. Another side effect of BPH is that it can cause intense pain during urination or ejaculation and can also cause infection. A serious symptom to be concerned about is urine with blood or an unusual color or smell, if any of these symptoms occur or persist it is important to contact your physician right away. They may be able to assist you, or they may refer you to a urologist but it is important to have it taken care of as the lasting effects of BPH can put exorbitant amounts of pressure on the bladder and cause it to lose the ability to contract normally. If infection has started in the bladder it can also spread to your kidneys and cause a great deal of damage.
If you have any of these symptoms, or are experiencing an enlarged prostate, please call your trusted physicians Urologic Surgical Care at (516) 239-8585 to take care of these issues before they persist or become more serious.request an appointment
Prostate cancer is a disease you should take seriously, as it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. At Urologic Surgical Care, Jason Grotas, MD, specializes in preventive care with prostate cancer screening and advanced blood tests that predict your risk of aggressive cancer. Dr. Grotas is also an expert in active surveillance and minimally invasive treatment that targets the tumor while preserving your prostate. Don’t wait to learn when you should have your first prostate cancer screening. Call the office in Lawrence, New York, or schedule an appointment online today.request an appointment
In addition to helping men, women and families with general health, our team of diversely trained physicians at Urologic Surgical Care also specialize in assisting men who struggle with their sexual performance. Almost all men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with becoming hard or staying firm, but this is not a diagnosis for erectile dysfunction. It becomes more of a cause for concern when the issue persists or happens multiple times.
Advances in modern medicine have made erectile dysfunction an open book of conversation, no longer the topic to shy away from as there are many medical and psychological explanations. Broadly, two forms of erectile dysfunction can affect men’s sex lives – the main cause is either medical or psychosocial. These can include issues in many realms, from issues with intimacy in a relationship to hormones and blood supply and could even extend to the possibility of serious conditions that are very important to address.
Often times, it is a physical issue causing difficulty and erectile dysfunction. Some of these include, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, thyroid disorders, various diseases, smoking, substance abuse, injuries in the pelvic region or spinal cord, radiation therapy to pelvic region and several other smaller physical issues.
Some of the more serious issues can be vascular issues inhibiting blood flow, and neurological causes that affect nerve signals, often due to underlying disease processes of atherosclerosis and diabetes. To prevent these things from causing erectile dysfunction you can eliminate risk factors such as smoking, poor diet and minimal to no physical activity.
To treat erectile dysfunctions, first make sure your overall health is in good condition, and that you are taking the proper steps to naturally cure your erectile dysfunction as well as improve upon other areas of your life. Then discuss with your physician the proper treatment plan, whether it be natural or medicinal to help you recover and get back to your normal life.request an appointment
Cigarette smoking is associated with lung cancer, so you may be surprised to learn that it also causes 47% of all cases of bladder cancer. At Urologic Surgical Care, Jason Grotas, MD, specializes in bladder cancer, providing minimally invasive cancer removal and adjuvant therapy to ensure the elimination of all traces of cancer cells. If you have symptoms like blood in your urine or difficulty urinating, especially if you’re over age 55 – when most cases are diagnosed – don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Call the office in Lawrence, New York, or book an appointment online today.request an appointment
Nephrolithiasis, better known as kidney stones, are a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and/or an excess of stone-forming substances (such as mineral and acid salts) in the urine.
While a kidney stone will not produce symptoms until it passes into your ureter, the symptoms following are very painful. Some of the more common symptoms can be severe pain below the ribs, in lower abdomen and groin; pain on urination, persistent and small amounts of urine, nausea and vomiting.
If you experience any of these symptoms, make sure to call us at (516) 239-8585 immediately to take any actions possible, while the stones usually cause no permanent damage, they can lead to excruciating pain.
Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone. In other instances — for example, if stones become lodged in the urinary tract or cause complications — surgery may be needed.
Your doctor may recommend preventive treatment to reduce your risk of recurrent kidney stones if you’re at increased risk of developing them again.
If you experience any of these symptoms or are concerned about contracting another kidney stone, contact us at “INSERT BUSINESS PHONE” and we can set up a plan to ease your pain and prevent future pain.request an appointment