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bladder & urinary DYSFUNCTION

bladder & urinary dysfunction

As we get older, we find that bladder and urinary dysfunction becomes an increasingly common condition.

Symptoms can include:

  • frequent or urgent urination,
  • difficulty starting or stopping urine flow,
  • incontinence.

These symptoms can cause anxiety, frustration and embarrassment at trying to manage this condition. Thankfully there are a range of treatment options depending on the cause of the symptoms.

restore urology can help

Bladder and urinary dysfunction can be caused by a number of factors, such as prostate issues, nerve damage, medication side effects, or underlying medical conditions.

So it’s important to clearly identify the root cause of your symptoms in order to determine the best course of treatment.

There are a number of treatments for bladder and urinary dysfunction, including lifestyle modifications, dietary changes and pelvic floor exercises, medication, or surgical interventions, depending on the severity and underlying cause of the symptoms.

We can help identify the cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan to improve bladder and urinary function.

conditions and treatments

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) are very common and can have a significant impact on quality of life. LUTS can manifest in a number of ways, including a poor urine stream strength, increased frequency of urination, difficulty starting or stopping urination, and incomplete bladder emptying.

LUTS can be caused by several issues including an enlarged prostate, bladder overactivity, cancers, high caffeine intake or a urinary tract infection (UTI). LUTS can cause significant discomfort and inconvenience, and can even lead to more serious complications such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones or even kidney damage, so it’s important to seek help early.

There are several treatments available for LUTS, including medication, lifestyle changes and surgery. One of our specialist urologists can evaluate your symptoms and recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

With proper treatment at Restore Urology, there is no need to suffer from LUTS.

prostate enlargement (bph)

Prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition that affects many men as they age. It occurs when the prostate gland grows larger and begins to press against the urethra, causing a range of urinary symptoms such as difficulty starting or stopping urination, weak urine stream, frequent urination, waking overnight to pass urine, and urgency (need to rush to the toilet).

Treatment options for BPH vary depending on the severity of symptoms, but may include lifestyle changes, medications, minimally invasive procedures such as UroLift or Rezum Steam Therapy, or surgical procedures such as TURP or GreenLight Laser therapy.

Our urologists can help you determine the best treatment option for your individual needs and health history.

male incontinence

Incontinence is a sometimes embarrassing and stressful condition whereby someone experiences involuntary leakage of urine. This can range from occasional dribbling to complete loss of bladder control. Incontinence can be caused by a number of factors, including prostate problems, treatments for prostate cancer, nerve damage, pelvic injury as well as from certain medical conditions.

Fortunately, there are many treatment options available. Treatment for male incontinence may include lifestyle changes, pelvic floor exercises, medications, or surgical interventions such as an artificial urinary sphincter, ATOMS adjustable sling, or mesh sling. The most appropriate treatment option will depend on the underlying cause and severity of the incontinence.

With proper treatment and management, many men with incontinence are able to improve their quality of life and regain control over their bladder function.

bladder and prostate investigation

Many men experience bladder symptoms – a frequent concern is whether this could be related to prostate cancer.

At Restore Urology, our urologists can help guide you through these issues with bladder and prostate investigations, involving a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures to evaluate conditions affecting the bladder and prostate gland.

These tests may include urine and blood tests, urinary flow tests and measurements of bladder emptying, ultrasound imaging or other scans such as MRIs, or bladder pressure tests, as well as cystoscopy.

Cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera to examine the inside of the bladder, while urethroscopy involves a similar procedure to examine the urethra only.

These procedures can help identify the underlying cause of symptoms such as frequent or painful urination as well as difficulty urinating, with the aim of guiding appropriate treatment. Treatment options may include medication, lifestyle changes and in some cases, surgical intervention.

At Restore Urology, we can help identify the cause of any bladder and urinary dysfunction symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan to improve your quality of life.