5 common urinary tract diseases in men

5 common urinary tract diseases in men 4

5 common urinary tract diseases in men

Urinary system is an organ system whose role is to filter blood, form and excrete urine and other toxic substances from the body’s metabolism.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones are solid crystals formed due to an increase in the concentration of certain substances in the urine compared to normal.

Typical symptoms of kidney stones include: renal colic, severe pain on one side of the lumbar fossa, spreading forward and down;

Associate Professor Vu Le specializes in endoscopic lithotripsy surgery.

Normally, small stones are easily eliminated from the body through the urinary tract.

Chronic cystitis

Chronic cystitis, also called interstitial cystitis, is a condition where damage to the lining of the bladder is not caused by bacteria.

The disease often lasts for a long time, each outbreak will have different intensity and severity.

If not well controlled, chronic cystitis can cause back infections, affecting kidney function and the reproductive system.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

In Vietnam, 63.8% of men over 60 years old have benign prostatic hyperplasia, this rate reaches 90% in men aged 80-90 years old.

5 common urinary tract diseases in men

Prostate enlargement in middle-aged men.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia causes urination disorders with symptoms such as urinary retention, straining to urinate, interrupted urination, weak urine stream, feeling of incomplete urination, frequent urination, urgency, and urge to urinate.

In mild cases, patients can live with prostate enlargement without treatment.

Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infection or urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria enter the urine, infecting some organs in the urinary system.

Associate Professor Vu Le Chuyen said that antibiotics are the most commonly used treatment for urinary tract infections if only localized symptoms appear in the lower urinary tract due to cystitis and urethritis.


Pyelonephritis occurs due to bacterial attack, causing inflammation of the renal parenchyma, interstitial tissue of the kidney, around the renal calyces, renal pelvis and ureters… The disease is divided into acute and chronic pyelonephritis.

5 common urinary tract diseases in men

Bloody urine can be a warning sign of pyelonephritis.

Although chronic pyelonephritis often has no obvious symptoms, in general, both acute and chronic conditions cause health problems such as: high fever over 39 degrees, chills;

Pyelonephritis is usually treated with antibiotics.

Associate Professor Chuyen recommends that even though it is a common disease and can be treated, patients should not be subjective.

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