Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors with within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control. As well as, any type of voiding symptoms from irritative to obstructive. Urinary dysfunction may be the cause of many different inflictions and it is important to find out exactly what that is.
What are Symptoms of Urinary Dysfunction?
Urinary dysfunction may sometimes be difficult to diagnose based off of other underlying issues. However, your standard symptoms of any type of urinary dysfunction may include:
- Feeling of being unable to empty the bladder completely.
- Leakage of urine.
- Complete loss of bladder control
- Increased urinary frequency
- Urinary urgency
- Pain during urination
It is important to be have your body checked out if there are any inconsistencies with your flow of urine. Sometimes these symptoms may be due to an underlying problem such as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Urinary Incontinence, Bladder Stones or Prostate Cancer.
What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
The prostate gland commonly becomes enlarged as a man ages. When the prostate becomes enlarged, it compresses the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body) and can cause difficulty with urination.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is any form of urine leakage from the body. Your main two types of urinary incontinence are going to consist of stress incontinence and urgency incontinence. These conditions may cause the bladder to spasm which therein causes the leakage.
What are Bladder Stones?
Bladder stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize. These may range from the size of a grain of sand, to the size of a golf ball.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It occurs in the prostate- a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, once it begins to grow quickly and spreads outside the prostate, it is dangerous.