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All You Need To Know About Urinary Disorders, Guide By Dr. Matthew Karlovsky

The urinary system plays a crucial role in maintaining our body and health. It filters waste products from the blood, produces urine, and removes it from the body. Various conditions can disturb this process, causing discomfort and affecting the quality of life. This guide aims to empower you with knowledge about common urinary disorders and the diagnostic process. Matthew Karlovsky, MD, is well well-known seasoned urology specialist from Mesa, AZ.  He is a professional urologist with the experience of 25 years in his field of expertise, explaining all about the urinary disorders.

Dr. Matthew Karlovsky graduated from the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine in 1998.  He is proficient in diagnosing and treating any urinary disorder. He is affiliated with Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner Baywood Medical Center. Here is a comprehensive overview of urinary disorders that are treated by him with successful outcomes.

What does the Urinary System consist of?

Before moving to specific disorders, let’s discuss the basics of the urinary system’s anatomy and function. The urinary system is responsible for filtering waste products and excess fluid from the blood, producing urine, and eliminating it from the body. It consists of:

  • Kidneys: These filter waste products and excess fluid from the blood, producing urine.
  • Ureters: These tubes carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
  • Bladder: This muscular sac stores urine until it’s released through urination.
  • Urethra: This tube carries urine from the bladder out of the body.

Common Urinary Disorders Treated By Dr. Matthew Karlovsky

Some of the most frequent urinary disorders, that are treated by Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, are Urinary Tract Infections, Kidney Stones, Urinary Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Prostate Problems, and Kidney Diseases. Let’s discuss them one by one.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs):

Urinary tract infections, commonly referred to as UTIs, are the most frequent disorders when it comes to urinary troubles. These infections are particularly diagnosed in women, but men can also experience them. UTIs arise when bacteria, unwelcome guests in the urinary tract, manage to enter the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. From there, these bacteria move upwards, start growing in the bladder, and cause inflammation and infection. The most common signs that might indicate a UTI include Frequent urination, Burning sensation during urination, Urgent need to urinate, Pelvic pain in women, and Blood in the urine (hematuria). If you are feeling any of these symptoms happening to you, consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

 Kidney Stones:

These are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form in the kidneys. They can cause severe pain when they pass through the ureters. It can be experienced by people of any age. Symptoms of kidney stones include severe pain in the lower back and side, groin, or abdomen pain that comes and goes in waves, blood in the urine, nausea and vomiting, and difficulty urinating or urination in spurts. If any of these symptoms if you find, go and check by a urology specialist,

Urinary Incontinence:

 Loss of bladder control, leading to involuntary leakage of urine, is a common problem. It can range from mild dribbling to complete loss of bladder control. There are many types of urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence includes leaking urine due to physical activity, coughing, or sneezing. Urge incontinence is the sudden and intense need to urinate, often with leakage before reaching the toilet. Overflow incontinence is the leaking urine due to an inability to empty the bladder.

Bladder Problems:

Our bladders, sometimes rebel against a cause and can present with a spectrum of issues. Cystitis, often triggered by UTIs, inflames the bladder lining causing pain, burning, and frequent urination. Overactive bladder (OAB), on the other hand, disrupts control, leading to frequent and urgent urination with potential leakage. Lastly, bladder cancer, the most serious concern, manifests through blood in the urine, frequent urination, and difficulty emptying the bladder. While cystitis and OAB can be managed, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for bladder cancer by a professional and experienced urologist.

Prostate Problems:

For men, an enlarged prostate can become a plumbing problem. This growth can obstruct the urethra, the tube carrying urine from the bladder, leading to a trio of bothersome symptoms: difficulty starting or stopping urination, a weak urine flow, and the frequent and sometimes urgent need to go. Dr. Matthew Karlovsky is one of the best urologists who treat prostate problems and remove them from the root.

Kidney Problem:

Our kidneys are the body’s tireless filtration system. Glomerulonephritis, an inflammatory foe, attacks the tiny filters within the kidneys, disrupting their ability to remove waste products. Polycystic kidney disease, a genetic inheritance, causes cysts to flourish in the kidneys, hindering their function. Diabetes can also be a kidney disorder, leading to diabetic nephropathy, a decline in kidney health. In the most severe cases, kidney failure sets in, where the kidneys lose their ability to perform their vital tasks altogether. Early detection and management of these conditions are important to protect kidney health and prevent complications.

Conclusion:

The urinary system, responsible for filtering waste and producing urine, can be affected by various disorders. This guide, provided by Dr. Matthew Karlovsky, a urology specialist, explores these conditions and explore the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. He provides an overview of common urinary disorders such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, bladder issues, prostate problems, and kidney diseases. Dr. Karlovsky’s expertise and comprehensive approach to treatment offer patients effective solutions for maintaining urinary health. He is available and accepting new patients. Contact and take telehealth appointments.