Your spouse’s urologic condition can be irritating for him, but it can affect you too.
That’s why it’s important to know the common urologic conditions, symptoms, and treatments for men. Because when a urologic disorder starts, you might notice it before he does, and that could prevent problems that might affect you both.
Kidney stones are uncomfortable, difficult to pass, and one of the most common kidney disorders that can occur. 1 in 10 people will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. We’ve all heard the term kidney stones, but what exactly are they?
A kidney stone is a solid collection of salts that can be found in your kidneys or urinary tract, and usually passes through the bladder on its own. The most common type of kidney stones is calcium-oxalate kidney stones, but other types include uric acid, struvite, and cystine kidney stones.
Kidney stones can cause pain and irritation during the passing process. Luckily, there are preventative strategies you can implement to reduce your risk of getting kidney stones.
Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when there’s an involuntary loss of urine originating from stress on the bladder, frequent urges, hormone changes, and more.
There are different types of UI, but the most common are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence is caused by the physical changes from pregnancy and results in an involuntary loss of urine during physical actions like coughing, laughing, or sneezing.
Urge incontinence is caused by damaged nerve endings in the bladder and can result in frequent urges to urinate that cause leaks.
Many women experience urinary incontinence during pregnancy, and some of those women continue to have symptoms after having the baby. With all of the other responsibilities keeping you busy after pregnancy, you shouldn’t have to worry about urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence: It's the medical term for loss of bladder control, which results in inconvenient – and embarrassing – urine leaks. According to the American Urological Association Foundation, more than 15 million men and women suffer from incontinence.
Incontinence may be caused by:
- Enlarged prostate
- Weak bladder muscles
- Urinary tract infections
- Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis