Urology is a branch of medicine which deals with the urinary system in women and the genitourinary system in men. Urological diseases are becoming more common as the population continues to age.
What are urological diseases?
Urological diseases can be very different in nature. Urologists take into account all of the functions of the urinary tract and are trained to perform surgery as well as treat by means of medicine. Often, urologists specialize to become experts in a narrower field within urology, for example urological cancer. Urological diseases include the following:
Kidney and ureteral stones
Benign prostatic enlargement
Overactive bladder symptoms
(such as erectile dysfunction)
How do I make an appointment with a urologist?
If you have any concerns about your health you should go to your general practitioner or family doctor, who will evaluate your situation. If necessary, you will be referred to a urologist.