Urologist discusses Contino®, a new technology to deal with Male incontinence
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If you’re a man with a condition such as prostate cancer, kidney stones, a bladder infection, an overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction or an enlarged prostate, you will probably work with a local urologist. A local urologist is a doctor who treats patients with conditions that affect the urinary tract (the bladder, kidneys and ureter). Men who are obese or overweight often see a local urologist, especially because they have additional weight putting pressure on the bladder, which can increase the risk of male incontinence. People who are obese have nearly double the risk of developing kidney stones and an increased risk of kidney and prostate cancer. Approximately 50 percent of obese men have low testosterone, which can lead to erectile dysfunction and need to see a local urologist. If your local family physician thinks that you may benefit from seeing a local urologist, they can refer you to one. Being obese or overweight is also a risk factor for many different diseases, from type 2 diabetes to heart disease. If you’re obese or overweight, it’s important to work with your local family physician and your other health care providers such as your local pharmacist or registered dietitian. Yor weight loss options may include obesity medications, lifestyle changes such as nutrition and exercise and bariatric surgery.
Men who experience male incontinence may benefit from surgery, leakage pads or products such as Contino®. Contino is a urethral catheter that stops the flow of urine. It is a self-inserted medical device that is temporary. A man with male incontinence can then choose when to release his urine. Not every man with prostate cancer needs to be treated right away. If you have early-stage prostate cancer, there are many factors such as your age and general health, and the likelihood that the cancer will cause problems for you to consider before deciding what to do. If you are experiencing male incontinence or bladder leakage, the best place to start is by contacting your local urologist.
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