Men’s Bladder & Bowel Conditions

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men's conditions

No man has ever been given an instruction manual on how the body works; it’s not like we’d read it anyway, right? But if you are unable to control your bladder or bowel as you once did or if the frequency and urgency to urinate is interfering with the quality of your life, you should seek treatment. Getting informed will help you identify your symptoms. Armed with this knowledge, it will be easier to speak with your physician and establish a plan to take control.

bowel health

If you are unable to make it to the bathroom without bowel leakage, you most likely are dealing with bowel incontinence. This would put you in the company of more than 10 million other men, most over the age of 40. From dietary changes to exercises, there is much that you can do in order to take charge of your life with bowel incontinence.

enlarged prostate

If you are unable to make it to the bathroom without bowel leakage, you most likely are dealing with bowel incontinence. This would put you in the company of more than 10 million other men, most over the age of 40. From dietary changes to exercises, there is much that you can do in order to take charge of your life with bowel incontinence.

fistula

A fistula is an abnormal connection or passageway that connects two organs or vessels that do not usually connect. It can cause urine leakage, UTIs, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea, among other symptoms. There are several types of fistulas, and various treatments for them as well.

inflammatory bowel disease

A chronic condition that causes inflammation in the GI tract that causes a variety of symptoms which may be different for everyone. The two main types of IBD are Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Learn more about IBD here.

inflamatory bower disease

Male stress urinary incontinence

When physical stress is placed on your bladder through actions like lifting an object, laughing, or coughing, it can cause Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Urine loss occurs.

mixed incontinence

Mixed incontinence can occur when a person experiences more than one type of urinary incontinence. It’s very common, but treatable.

Neurological Conditions

There are many conditions that may affect the nerves leading to the bladder, causing incontinence. Learn more about these conditions here and ways to manage incontinence if that becomes an issue.

nocturia

According to the American Urological Association (AUA), Nocturia is “the need to urinate at least twice during the night.” This is a condition that usually affects men around the age of 60. So if you’re making a couple of trips to the bathroom a night, you might want to learn more about this common and manageable condition.

peyronie's disease

Suffering an injury or damage to the penile tissue can cause an abnormal bend or curvature to the penis. This creates a condition known as Peyronie’s disease. The name is a little misleading, as it is actually a wound-healing disorder which can have effects on both the sexual and psychological level.

urinary retention

Symptoms of urinary retention may include difficulty starting the stream of urine, needing to go frequently and often, and a weak urine flow, There are several conditions that can cause urinary retention.

urinary tract infection

If your urinary tract health has been derailed, learn how to treat infections quickly and safely.

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