https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UrologyThese are the most common questions regarding urology- the branch of science that deals with diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract or urogenital system.
- What does houston urologist do?
Houston urologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the male genitourinary tact and the female urinary system. Urologists treat a variety of conditions including kidney stones, bladder function, and different types of cancers; but some specialize on treatment of children or prefer to treat specific conditions.
- What are the causes of incontinence in women and how is the problem treated?
There are many possible causes for female incontinence but in general the problem is caused either by the bladder contracting when it ought not to, and/or leakage of urine caused by poor pelvic support. Treatment for both causes has improved greatly, and urge incontinence is readily treated with medicine while treatment for stress incontinence is treated with surgery.
- What is the status of kidney transplantation in recent times?
Kidney transplants have been a success for many years now but a major limiting factor has always been present; a severe inadequacy in the number of available kidneys. In many cases individuals who need a kidney may have family members who are willing to donate but are not able due to incompatibility.
Ideally, if a person is willing to donate their kidney they may allow it to go to someone else, provided that other person arranges for another donation that is compatible with the first donor recipient. If more people operated this way the number of people in need of a transplant would reduce greatly.
- Have there been any recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones?
Kidney stones continue to be a major health issue even in 2015 but there have been major developments in the diagnosis- especially through the use of non-contrast CT- and improvements have been made in the tools used to remove them. An increased understanding of kidney stones and what causes them has allowed doctors to make recommendations to people who have had a stone in order to prevent a future occurrence.
- Despite progress made in treatment of common urological conditions, people still fail to seek treatment early enough. Why is this?
This may happen because of many reasons, one of which is the fact that people often feel embarrassed to admit to conditions involving the genitourinary system and may take longer to report even the simplest infections. In some instances a lack of awareness of the symptoms involved -such as incontinence in women or enlarged prostate in men – can be the reason for delays in seeking treatment. Many of these conditions are treatable especially when reported early, but a lack of awareness may inhibit proper treatment.
- What can we do to maintain urologic health?
It is not too different from maintaining overall health; people should make an effort to eat healthy, drink plenty of water and make sure to empty their bladders regularly. Regular screenings are encouraged and one should also seek medical attention at the first possible symptom of infection.