The first visit to the urologist

Written by: Dr. Manuel Martínez Sarmiento
Edited by: Top Doctors®


¿, At what age must attend a urological evaluation



Urologic diseases affect any age but are more common in adulthood. Pathology in children is usually different, which has led to the emergence of a subspecialty, child urology. In the adult there are many pathologies that can affect: infections, stones, tumors, infertility, impotence or erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence etc. The patient should go to urologica valuation at the time that any of these pathologies present regardless of age. In any case, it is recommended that men over 50 years have come to review or prostatic symptoms


¿urologists also visit The women



of courseOf course!¡Claro!¡Claro!. Although the popular belief is that the urologist is a physician of men, as there urologic diseases that affect only males ( such as prostate ) or are more frequent in males (such as urologic tumors and lithiasis ) many diseases that treats the urologist also affect women and in some cases more frequently, such as urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence.


¿, At what age should a man be assessed to rule out prostate cancer



The first evaluation for We recommend early diagnosis of prostate cancer at 50 years. This is done by performing a blood test (PSA ) and an exploration of the prostate or rectal examination. In patients with a family history of prostate cancer (mainly parent or sibling) it is recommended to start before 40– 45 years old.


¿may prevent urological diseases



There is a recommended measure to prevent all common urologic diseases is an adequate liquid intake. In general it is recommended drink about 2 liters of water in winter and 2.5 liters in summer a minimum. There is a simple way to control whether liquid intake is adequate and is the color of the urine, which must tend to be colorless.

In patients with calculi or stones in the kidney is also recommended to reduce the intake of salt and protein. A mistaken belief is to restrict the consumption of milk and dairy products, a move that is not only not recommended but is counterproductive.

In patients with repeat urinary tract infections prevent constipation, proper washing of genitals always front to back, frequent urination, urinating and washing after sex. There is no clear scientific evidence that taking cranberry, so popular today, has a proven clinical efficacy.

Finally, in patients with prostatic pathology maintain regular and frequent intercourse, avoid constipation, no cycling, bike or horseback, restrict alcohol high graduation and drinks like Coke, tea and coffee, not to delay excess urination and excess do especially spicy food, spices and asparagus.

Especially in patients with prostate cancer is highly recommended adequate dietary habits, ie a diet as more Mediterranean possible by increasing the consumption of vegetables rich in antioxidants such as tomatoes, squash, grapes, soy, etc and avoid foods high in fat, especially animal, to reduce overweight and obesity.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Manuel Martínez Sarmiento

By Dr. Manuel Martínez Sarmiento

Degree in Medicine from the University of Valencia, Dr. Manuel Martinez Sarmiento is a doctor specializing in urology. Currently he works as a urologist at the Hospital of Valencia House Health and a member of the unit uro-oncology and laparoscopy University Hospital and Polytechnic La Fe de Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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