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Urological Health

After our body absorbs nutrients, it leaves behind waste products in the blood and bowel. Filtering blood and producing waste by-products like urine are the major functions of our urinary system. Maintaining our urological health means keeping its organs: the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and bladder in optimal condition.

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How do I prevent UTI?

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are more common in women than men, but the risk increases in men once they reach 50. UTIs are caused by bacteria, and it usually causes a burning sensation when urinating. UTIs can be treated with antibiotics. Some tips to prevent UTI include the following: - Keep your genital area clean - Drink plenty of fluids - Do not hold in your bladder for too long if you have the urge to urinate

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What does a urologist do?

Urologists are physicians who specialize in conditions affecting the kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra and male reproductive organs. Some of the conditions urologists look into include: - Bladder problems - Bladder and prostate cancer - Prostate gland enlargement - Erectile dysfunction (ED) - Kidney stones - Urinary tract infections (UTIs)"

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Is a urologist a doctor for the male reproductive system?

A urologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases that affect the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. While a urologist typically deals with health issues that affect men, including their reproductive health, a urologist can treat men and women. In fact, there are some urologists who specialize in female urology, treating bladder issues, UTI, and urinary incontinence.

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What is the function of the urethra?

The urethra is a tube that allows urine from the bladder to pass outside the body. In men, it is responsible for ejaculating or expelling semen once they reach orgasm. When you need to pee, your bladder muscles tighten, which carry urine out of the bladder. While that happens, your brain signals your sphincter muscles to relax, which allows urine to pass out of the body. This is a case of normal urination.

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What is the function of the prostate gland?

The prostate is a small gland located between the base of the penis and the rectum. Its most important function is producing part of the fluid that makes up semen, along with sperm from the testes. The prostate’s muscles are also responsible for pressing semen into the urethra and expelling it out of the body during orgasm.

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Prostate cancer symptoms: What are the signs?

Prostate cancer usually does not have any signs in its early stages, which means someone could have prostate cancer for years and not know about it. That said, it can manifest some symptoms, such as the following: - A need to urinate frequently, especially at night, some- times urgently - Difficulty starting or holding back urination - Weak, dribbling, or interrupted flow of urine - Painful or burning urination - Difficulty in having an erection - A decrease in the amount of fluid ejaculated - Painful ejaculation - Blood in the urine or semen - Pressure or pain in the rectum"

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