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Urinary Tract Infections in Men and Alternative Treatments 


UTI, Urinary Tract Infection

Anatomically man urinary tract may seem relatively simple; but its operation and function are very complex. It is subject to infection or disorders which can be really disturbing. Some urinary tract infections such as dysuria, urgency, leakage and obstruction, when they exist, can seriously impact the social and even the autonomy of a man. Yet there are treatments that can restore the health of the patient, helping him living a normal life.

Urination is not simply emptying the bladder; and no one should take it for granted. It really deserves more attention; it is the expression of the health of the urinary tract. Although certain types of urinary tract infection (UTI) tend to increase with age, the problems are, however, neither inevitable nor irreversible in most cases. UTIs include many conditions; some of them are considered in this article. 

Dysuria: this condition causes a man to make efforts to urinate. The urination is also associated with feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort. Progression gradual and insidious, most men do not necessarily notice it at the beginning until the problem becomes more serious. Normally, urination is immediate, easy and complete. In fact, some people enjoying urinating.  With dysuria, it becomes painfully persistent, and sometimes a jet drop, “a last drop", comes long after the urination. The painful urination sometimes leads some men to adopt a sitting position and can in some cases cause shortness of breath or chest pain. Painful urination treatment can be conventional or natural (alternative).

Urinary Urgency: this condition is characterized by constant urgent needs to urinate. The urination consists of a few drops, or in small or medium quantities.
Normally 4-5 urinations during the day and 1 at night until 60 years old are considered healthy in a man without sleep problems (insomnia). After that the number can increase to up to 2 at 70 years, and 3 at about 80 years... While that may appear in isolation, urinary frequency is frequently accompanied by painful urination. Urinary Urgency treatment can include natural remedies or conventional approach, drugs for instance.  

Some other forms of UTI in men may include overactive bladder (also known as bladder instability), incontinence, and the urinary obstruction (urinary blockage).

Overactive Bladder – also known as bladder instability, this is a urinary urgency resulted from the fact the bladder contracts involuntarily, causing either unpredictable leaks or controlled desires to urinate but compelling and numerous, especially at night. 

Urinary Incontinence – in this condition, the unintentional lossof urine is due to the weakening of the urethral sphincters, muscles that hold the neck of the bladderin place and block and unblock the flow of urine. These occur due exertion causing pressure in the lower abdomen: sneezing, coughing, laughing, sports...  urinary incontinence is rare in men, and it usually follows surgical removal of the prostate. Bladder cancer or prostate cancer can also lead to incontinence. Incontinence treatment depends greatly on the root cause of the problem.

Overflow Incontinence – this disease is also a form of
urinary incontinence that occurs when a man is not capable to completely empty his bladder. This condition does not cause any urge to urinate most of the times but involuntary leakage of small amounts of urine. Overflow incontinence tends to be diagnosed in men who have an obstruction bladder outlet due to a medical problem such as BPH (enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia), prostate cancer, or narrowing of the urethra. The disease can also occur when the muscle that expels urine from the bladder is too weak to function properly.  


Although rare, sometimes, incontinence results from a physical disability (preventing the person to go to the toilet alone or get there on time), mental (dementia) or taking certain medications: diuretics, sedatives, muscle relaxants, and others. 

Urinary Obstruction – this acute urinary retention cause a man to no longer be able to urinate, causing the bladder to become enlarged and irritated. Urinary obstruction treatment should be immediate to prevent complications and pain. The blockage causes such an intense pain that the patient can reach a state of extreme agitation. The relief will be immediate from the drainage catheter or by direct puncture. 


Treatments for Urinary Tract Infections 

The form of UTI treatment recommended by doctor or alternative therapist depends on the nature of the disorder. A serious bladder condition can requires advance medical therapy while a simple infection can be successfully treated cranberry extract. In addition, a diet rich in fruits and nuts associated fresh lemon juice and teas (dandelion, astralagus, or Sabah Snake Grass) may do wonder in some patients. But before considering alternative, it is important to consult a health professional for an appropriate urinary tract infection treatment for the case.   


In case of overactive bladder or bladder instability, some rehabilitation exercises and a well-chosen medication can be necessary in order to have very good results! 


If the incontinence occurs after removal of the prostate, that is, it lasts more than 6 months after the procedure, it can be a sign of complications of the surgical procedure. Appropriate therapeutic measure should be taken. But advances in surgical techniques have dramatically reduced this risk. 

When serious prostate problem is the root cause of the urinary disorder, well-adjusted drug treatment may be required.
Surgery should be considered only when significant discomfort, or malignancy (prostate cancer).