Although urination problems are often believed to emerge with age, even young men can face them. Problems with urination are not an independent illness, they serve as a specific symptom of urological pathology that should be treated by a urologist as soon as such problems appear. Depending on the cause that has led to urination problems, they can be treated with a variety of medications. Information concerning some of them can be found on www.Drugs-med.com
The most common symptoms of problems with urination include:
- Frequent urges to urinate during the night
- A sensation of incomplete bladder voiding after urination
- More frequent urination during the day
- Pain during urination
- Urinary incontinence, dribbling of urine for some time after stopping urination
- Difficulty starting the urine stream
- Urinary urgency (the need to urinate can be so sudden and strong that one cannot make it to the toilet in time)
- A slow, interrupted or weak stream
So what causes urinary problems in men? In most cases urine does not pass through the urinary channels due to their constriction, deformation or obstruction. The main causes of problems with urination are:
- Prostatitis. It is a disease characterized by inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland and sometimes the areas around it. For prostatitis to develop pathogenic bacteria should get into this part of the male body. The prostate surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra that is why when it swells it affects the urinary tract and prevents healthy urination.
- Inflammatory pathologies. Urinary problems can result from various inflammatory processes that have affected the bladder or urethra. Urethritis is one of such inflammations, it can be caused by bacterial, viral, or protozoan infection.
- Specific male pathologies. These diseases develop only in men and can affect urination process – orchitis (inflammation of the testicles), balanitis (inflammation of the glans penis), balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and the foreskin), epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis).
- Narrowing of the urethral lumen. Quite often the narrowing is caused by mechanical causes. Thus, narrowing of the urethra can be conditioned by benign prostatic hyperplasia or other neoplasms occurring in the prostate gland and urinary system. Benign enlargement of the prostate is characterized by increased cellular growth near and around the urethra and leads to the squeezing and deformation of the urethra and subsequent abnormalities in urination process.
- Kidney and bladder stones. The formation of stones in the kidneys and bladder not only provokes acute pain but also can cause narrowing or blockage of the urinary channel.
The following recommendations can help in the prevention of urination problems:
- Having regular and safe sex life can help to prevent prostate problems and hence problems with urination
- Quitting bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
- Following a healthy diet
- Avoiding stress when it is possible
- Getting regular and adequate physical activity
- Avoiding hypothermia
At the first signs of urination problems, one should see a doctor as soon as possible and undergo all required examinations to get proper treatment.