Whether a man currently has an established urologist or not, there’ll likely come a time when he’ll need to see one. Urologists are doctors who specialize in urology as their focus of practice. The field of urology is one in which doctors help diagnose and treat conditions of the urinary system. The urinary system or tract includes the kidneys, ureters, urethra, bladder, and the reproductive system of men. Urologists also oversee diagnosing and treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer.
But, for men without a urologist, understanding what they do is invaluable for getting the best medical care for this part of their body.
Here is a look at what men should know about urology and urologists:
Urinary health is important for overall health. Yet, men may need help understanding how to care for this vital system. This is where a urologist will be a man’s best guide for knowing how to and why preventative steps are crucial for having a healthy urinary system. Key components include good nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, refraining from smoking, and reaching and maintaining healthy body weight.
Any man his doctor suspects has urinary tract cancer will be referred to a urologist. The types of cancer urologists are qualified to treat include the following:
Urologists may choose to specialize and narrow their focus on a particular subspecialty and what types of patients they want to treat. These subspecialties can include the following:
A good time for men to establish a patient/doctor relationship with a urologist is at age forty. Men at age forty are still young and healthy but may begin to have some wear and tear from unhealthy habits.
Finding a urologist will be one of a man’s smartest medical decisions. Two important urological aspects of good health for men are prostate health and sexual functioning, which include the health of the penis and testicles. Urologists are a man’s go-to experts for managing prostate or sexual health issues. They help guide men on what to expect with age, what lifestyle changes to make, and when to treat a problem.
Dr. David Samadi is the Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He’s a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City, regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., with a vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi is a medical contributor to NewsMax TV and is also the author of The Ultimate MANual, Dr. Samadi’s Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness, available online both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit Dr. Samadi’s websites at robotic oncology and prostate cancer 911.