Experts at Adventist Health Castle give tips to improve urological health

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Keeping our bodies and immune systems healthy became pivotal in 2020, and it continues to be of the highest priority. HI Now host Kainoa Carlson caught up with the experts at Adventist Health Castle to get some urology health tips and learn about some warning signs to be on the lookout for.

Urologists are surgeons that specialize in disorders of the urinary tract. This includes both benign and cancerous condition of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, urethra, and male genitalia. There is no other medical specialty that combines the use of medicine, surgery, and technology for patient management like urology does.

Men most commonly start seeing a urologist for bothersome urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland, such as slow urinary stream, daytime or nighttime urinary frequency, difficulty urinating. Alternatively, you may see one for kidney stones, blood in the urine, testicular pain, cancer of the genitourinary tract, and other sexual health concerns such as difficulty with erections.

However, urologists are not just doctors for men! Common reasons for women to see a urologist include recurrent UTIs, kidney stones, bothersome urinary symptoms associated with urine leakage or overactive bladder. They may also see one for cancers of the kidneys or bladder. Visible blood in the urine is the most common way that urologists find cancers of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. This should never be ignored and requires an evaluation by a physician.

At Adventist Health Castle, urologists are available to evaluate and treat all of your urologic needs. If you have questions or would like to discuss options, do not hesitate to make an appointment.

About Adventist Health Castle

Adventist Health Castle is part of Adventist Health, a not-for-profit health system operating in California, Hawai’i and Oregon. Founded on the Seventh-day Adventist legacy of Christian health care, Adventist Health is comprised of 23 hospitals with more than 3,100 beds, 18,300 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, 16 home care agencies and three joint venture retirement centers.

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