Common treatments for urinary tract disorders diagnosed through uroflowmetry

What are some common treatments for urinary tract disorders diagnosed through uroflowmetry?
iPeeWell explains. What are some common treatments for urinary tract disorders diagnosed through uroflowmetry?

The treatment for urinary tract disorders diagnosed through uroflowmetry depends on the specific condition and its underlying cause. Many articles and guidelines have been written about treatment[1][2][3][4][5]. Some common treatments for urinary tract disorders diagnosed through uroflowmetry include:

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Behavioral modifications

Certain lifestyle changes may be recommended to help manage urinary tract disorders, such as avoiding caffeine, soda, alcohol, and spicy foods, weight loss, smoking cessation, drinking plenty of fluids, and performing pelvic floor exercises.

Bladder training

For patients with an overactive bladder or small bladder capacity, bladder training may be recommended to help improve control over the bladder and reduce the frequency of urination.

Medications

Medications may be prescribed to help alleviate symptoms or treat the underlying condition in urinary tract disorders. Alpha-blockers may be prescribed to relax the muscles in the prostate gland in men with an enlarged prostate, while antibiotics may be prescribed to treat urinary tract infections. 5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors may be used to make the prostate smaller.

Surgery

In cases where medications and behavioral modifications are not effective, surgery may be recommended to treat the underlying cause of the urinary tract disorder. For example, surgery may be recommended to remove bladder stones, to repair a urethral stricture or to make the prostate smaller…

Catheterization

In some cases, catheterization may be necessary to help empty the bladder and prevent urinary retention. It can be permanent or for a short period. The main reason for permanent catheterization is old age and inability to have an operation.

Other treatments

Of course, there are many other forms of treatment. Let me list a few. Vaginal electro-stimulation, electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve to reduce urge urinary incontinence. Acupuncture.[4][5]

Conclusion

It’s important to note that the treatment for urinary tract disorders will depend on the specific condition and its underlying cause, and should be determined by a healthcare provider. It’s important to follow the provider’s instructions and recommendations for treatment to ensure the best possible outcome. Additionally, some patients may require a combination of treatments or ongoing management to manage their urinary tract disorder effectively.

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References

  1. Raju R, Linder BJ. Evaluation and Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Feb;95(2):370-377. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.11.024. PMID: 32029089.
  2. Fong E, Nitti VW. Urinary incontinence. Prim Care. 2010 Sep;37(3):599-612, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2010.04.008. PMID: 20705201.
  3. Newman DK, Wein AJ. Office-based behavioral therapy for management of incontinence and other pelvic disorders. Urol Clin North Am. 2013 Nov;40(4):613-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2013.07.010. Epub 2013 Sep 11. PMID: 24182980.
  4. European Association of Urology – Guidelines – Non-neurogenic Female LUTS
  5. European Association of Urology – Guidelines – Management of Non-neurogenic Male LUTS
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