Could that sudden need to run to the bathroom be the result of an overactive bladder?
Are you worried that a day at the mall, out with friends or even watching a movie in the theatre could lead to sudden panic the moment you realize you have to go to the bathroom? While this might not be a concern for most, if you are dealing with overactive bladder then you know that the urge can suddenly turn urgent in a matter of moments. From the office of our Jacksonville, FL, urologists, Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian, find out more about overactive bladder and your treatment options.
What is overactive bladder?
We all know that people experience moments during their lifetime when they need to go to the bathroom right away; however, if you are someone with overactive bladder then the urgency is immediate, intense and frequent.
Those with true overactive bladder experience this sensation several times throughout the day, and sometimes may experience bladder leakage as a result. You may also wake up throughout the night to go to the bathroom.
Since there are other conditions such as urinary tract infections or an enlarged prostate that can also cause these same symptoms, it’s important that you turn to our Jacksonville urology specialists right away if this is happening to you.
What causes overactive bladder?
Sometimes overactive bladder just happens; however, there are some people who experience this urinary problem as a result of other health problems such as:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Nerve damage
Those with weak pelvic floor muscles, those who consume caffeinated beverages, those who take diuretics (often to treat high blood pressure) and those who are overweight are at a higher risk for overactive bladder.
How is it treated?
The condition can sometimes be managed with lifestyle modifications. These simple changes are usually recommended before turning to medications or surgery.
- There are certain foods and drinks that can exacerbate your symptoms and so they should be avoided. This includes citrus, spicy foods, tea and coffee, tomato products, alcohol and chocolate. It’s also important that you are getting enough fiber in your diet.
- If you are overweight, you will want to find healthy ways to shed the pounds and maintain a healthier diet.
- If you smoke it’s also a good idea to quit this habit, as cigarettes can affect the health and function of the bladder muscles.
- Furthermore, there are exercises that you can perform to help strengthen the bladder muscles, and we would be happy to talk to you about different techniques and exercises that you can perform each and every day from the comfort of your own home.
Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, is here to provide comprehensive and thorough medical care for men and women dealing with urinary tract problems. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us today to find out what’s going on.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that makes it difficult for men to achieve and/or maintain an erection. Although the risk for ED (also known as impotence) tends to increase with age and tends to be more common over the age of 50, it can affect men at any age. There are a number of underlying potential causes for ED, ranging from physical and emotional to certain lifestyle factors. The doctors at Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, offer a number of treatment options for men struggling with ED.
ED Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
If you are having issues with sexual activity or experiencing symptoms of ED, you are not alone. According to statistics, anywhere between 15 to 30 million men in the United States experience some degree of difficulty with erectile function. Most men experience occasional problems from time to time, but if the inability to achieve or maintain an erection persists for a period of time that seems longer than normal for you, a urologist can help to determine whether you are experiencing ED and recommend the best course of treatment.
What Causes ED?
There are a number of possibilities and issues that can interfere with the erection process. Some of the most common known risk factors for erectile dysfunction include:
- Age (most common over the age of 50)
- General health issues like diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure and cholesterol
- Lifestyle factors like smoking, which can interfere with normal blood flow
- Excessive alcohol or drug use
- Abnormally low testosterone levels
- Peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage
- A side effect of certain medications, or chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer
- Psychological and emotional issues like stress, anxiety, and depression
ED symptoms can range from mild to severe. Treatment may include medication, devices like an external vacuum, and/or lifestyle modifications, depending on the cause.
Find a Urologist in Jacksonville, FL
For more information about the treatment options for ED, contact Kasraeian Urology by calling 904-727-7955 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian today.
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