Men and women can be very different, yet extremely similar at the same time. This rings true from personality traits, to sleep habits, to food preferences.
One area where we see this shine is in our physical bodies. As urologists we see both men and women for a number of urological reasons that affect both men and women in the same ways. Bladder or kidney cancer, UTI’s, kidney stones and more can all affect both men and women equally.
There are also, however, a number of urological conditions that only affect men based on their biological and anatomical make up. In fact, we see more men on a regular basis than we do women, with men making up 70% of our Urologist practice in Springfield, Ohio.
Because men can commonly run into a number of urological issues that are unique to them, at Urology Specialists of Ohio, we have developed a “Male Clinic” which is available for men to make appointments with Dr. Mardovin and Dr. Colombo on Friday afternoons to address any male related concerns they may have in privacy.
It is our hope that this clinic will encourage men to seek medical advice when they are concerned sooner rather than later. Nearly 30% of the men said they wait “as long as possible” to see if they get better before seeking medical care or advice.
We know, however, that treatment is often more effective when issues are caught early. Of course, men are always welcome to make appointments during any of our hours of operation.
Below are two of the most common issues we treat in the men who come to our urology clinic.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
BPH is one of the most common neurological disorders we see in men. You may also know this condition as an enlarged prostate. The prostate gland is one that is unique to men, it is involved in the process of creating semen.
When this gland gets enlarged it can cause a number of different uncomfortable symptoms from pain or discomfort when urinating to blocking the flow of urine all together.
An enlarged prostate can be treated through medication or even minimally invasive procedures or surgeries. The best treatment plan will vary based on your individual case and we would be happy to further discuss your option with you.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED is another condition that is unique to men and very common. Researchers estimate that 50 percent of men over 60 years old experience ED. ED is characterized by having trouble getting or keeping an erection. If this becomes an ongoing issue, it is best to seek medical advice.
ED is likely caused by a disconnect between the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. This complex system all plays a role in the development of male arousal and the ability to have an erection.
ED can often be a sign of greater physical concerns such as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep disorders and more and should be taken seriously.
The good news is, ED can likely be treated with medication or addressing any greater physical illnesses you may be facing. Our team of Urologists in Springfield, Ohio have helped countless men find the root of ED for themselves and have successfully treated this concern.
When we see men in our urology clinic, we prioritize your health and privacy in any urological disorder you may be facing. We encourage you to also prioritize your health and not hesitate to give us a call with any concerns you may have.
We know, as men, you face unique challenges and risks when it comes to your physical health and we are here to support you in that.