Urinary Tract Infections
in Men and Alternative Treatments
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).
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
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.
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.
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
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
or bladder instability,
some rehabilitation exercises and a well-chosen medication can be necessary in order to have very good
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).