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What is a Urologist? Get a Better Understanding of Urology and Urological Health

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May 28, 2024

One question we get asked a lot is, “What is a urologist?” With our Balls Deep podcast, we’re here to help you learn more about it and how our urology practice can benefit you. Keep reading to learn more as we delve deep into urology explaining what a urologist is, what diseases they treat, and how overall wellness is important in urological health.

Just the Tip: Quick Takeaways

Urologists Treat "The Junk" and Urinary Tract: The male genitalia and urinary tract in men and women are attended to by urologists.

Not Your Average Doctor: A urologist differs from an OB-GYN or nephrologist as he/she specializes in urinary blockages and male reproductive issues.

Focus on Overall Health: Instead of providing quick fixes alone, urologists concentrate on overall health and wellness, addressing root causes of their problems.

Going Balls Deep: Understanding Urology

Dr. Pazona believes that urology encompasses more than what many people might think. Although it may be related to problems such as urinating or using the bathroom for many people, urologists also handle serious conditions like prostate cancer, kidney cancer or bladder cancer. They also treat kidney stones, UTIs (urinary tract infections) and sexual health issues among men making it a wide field.

The Plumbers of the Human Body

Urologists are playfully referred to as human plumbers by Dr. Pazona. When there are obstructions in urinary tract systems, including kidneys stones, enlarged prostates among other things; much like plumbers handle leaks stoppages etc., they deal with them while addressing cases like female urinary continence network failure, more specifically to solve issue about loss of control over urine in women.

From Sick Care to Health Care

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Urologists should think more about wellness rather than focusing on symptoms just as other health care providers do. Dr. Pazona explains that many urologic problems are actually caused by common health issues like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking. Better long-term results for patients can be achieved by dealing with these underlying issues through diet, exercise, sleep routines and stress management.

The Future of Urology

We want to bring to attention the impending disaster in the field of urology — a lack of urologists. As most near retirement age with only 300 new graduates per year in this field, there may soon be scarcity of traditional face-to-face urological services in large areas, including rural regions. This increases the value placed on education for patients and innovative ways of caring.

Final Thoughts

The most important takeaway is this: Urologists are surgeons who primarily focus on immediate problems but also promote overall good health. Stay tuned for more information about specific urological conditions and wellness tips to help you optimize your performance in the bedroom, bathroom, and beyond!

In the meantime, learn more about Dr. Pazona and his urology practice.

Disclaimer: This podcast is strictly informative only hence not a substitute for professional medical advice; always consult your healthcare provider if you have any medical condition.

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