You never know when you might need to see a urologist, but if you’re feeling any of the symptoms below or have any concerns about your urinary health, now is the time to contact Drs. Cason and Wargo at Indiana Urology Associates in Valparaiso, IN. Here are 8 reasons why you should visit them!
1) Bladder Problems:
Bladder problems can be caused by many factors and range from mild to severe. If you have bladder problems, the first step is to see your physician who may refer you to a urologist. A urologist will help diagnose and treat bladder problems with specialized training in this area of medicine.
#1: We currently have 11 urologists with a variety of interests and specialties in the field of Urology. Choose a physician listed on the right to learn more about that specific physician. You can also call our office or complete the Request a Consultation form on this page.
#2: Urinary tract infections are one type of bladder problem that urology specialists commonly treat with antibiotics.
2) Kidney Problems:
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs on either side of the spine. They filter waste and extra fluid from the blood and produce urine, which carries these materials away from the body. When they don’t function well, wastes build up in the blood, and body fluids may become too concentrated or too diluted. This can lead to kidney damage, kidney failure, high blood pressure, or other health problems.
3) Prostate Problems:
Prostate problems are one of the most common health concerns for men. Fortunately, there are many options available to treat prostate problems. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men and can lead to health complications if left untreated. If you experience any symptoms of prostate cancer, be sure to see your doctor as soon as possible.
4) Pelvic Floor Health Issues:
The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation of your bladder, bowel, and sexual health. A urologist can help assess and troubleshoot any issues you might be experiencing. Here are eight reasons why you should visit your urologist in Valparaiso:
1. Pelvic Floor Health Issues – A urologist is trained to evaluate and diagnose pelvic floor problems.
2. Urinary Incontinence – Urinary incontinence is often caused by damage to the muscles that control urination or an injury that may have occurred during childbirth, surgery, or an accident.
5) Urinary Incontinence:
Urologists at Valparaiso Medical Group provide an array of services for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Our urology team includes some of the most experienced physicians in Indiana who specialize in providing minimally invasive treatments.
-LUTS can affect any male, regardless of age.
-The most common symptoms are difficulty urinating, weak or interrupted flow, frequent trips to the bathroom, inability to empty the bladder completely, dribbling after urination and pain or pressure during urination.
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6) Sexual Health Problems:
Sexual health problems are common and can affect anyone. However, some individuals experience sexual health problems and don’t know it. These include low libido, erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation, incontinence and painful sex. If you experience any of these symptoms for more than six months without relief from medications or other treatments, you should visit a urologist in Valparaiso at EIU HealthCare.
1) Sexual health problems are common and can affect anyone.
2) Some individuals experience sexual health problems and don’t know it.
3) Low libido is one symptom that is often overlooked.
7) Testicular And Male Reproductive Issues:
The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen from the testicles. A swollen or irritated urethra may cause discharge, pain during urination, or trouble getting an erection. Inflammation of the prostate gland can lead to difficulty urinating and erectile dysfunction. Prostate cancer, which is often slow-growing and symptomless, can also lead to these issues as well as urinary retention.
8) Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/LUTS:
Many men experience Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) as they age. BPH is the enlargement of the prostate gland that can lead to bladder problems, poor urine flow, and difficulty urinating. LUTS are urinary symptoms such as urgency, frequency, nocturia, and intermittency. Although not life-threatening, both conditions can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for men. If these symptoms don’t improve with standard treatments such as diet modification or medications like alpha blockers, it may be time to talk with your doctor about options for more invasive treatments which may include surgery.