Urology center in Longview, a regional referral center in Cowlitz county for male and female urological problems including kidney stones; bladder problems and incontinence; urinary tract infections; infertility; prostate symptoms; prostate cancer treatment; testicle problems & testicular cancer; erectile dysfunction & impotence; penis problems and vasectomy. Longview Urology also provides urological treatment for children with pediatric urology needs. For 60 years the urological surgeons at the specialty practice have treated men, women and children from across Southwestern Washington, Ariel, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Centralia, Chehalis, Chinoook, Cougar, Grays River, Ilwaco, Long Beach, Kalama, Kelso, Morton, Mossyrock, Napavine, Nasalle, Ocean Park, Olympia, Rainier, Rosburg, Silver Lake, Skamokawa, Toledo, Toutle, Vader, Vancouver, Winlock, Woodland, and the Long Beach Penisula. The urologists have also treated patients from Astoria, Clatskanie, Columbia city, Knappa, Portland, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Warren, Warrenton, and Westport in Oregon.
 

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Urinary Problems - Frequently Asked Questions

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What are common causes of problems in the urinary system?

Aging, sickness, or injury can lead to problems in the urinary system. With age, certain changes in the kidneys’ structure may cause them to lose some of their ability to remove wastes from the blood. In addition, the ability of the kidneys to filter blood entirely may be weakened by poor health or injury.

Muscles in your bladder and urethra may be inclined to lessen in strength. Increased urinary infections may occur because the bladder muscles do not tighten enough to completely empty your bladder. Diminished strength in the sphincter and pelvis muscles will in some cases lead to incontinence.

What can I do to help promote a healthy urinary system?

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Avoid smoking

  • Practice Kegel exercises

  • Avoid food or drinks that irritate your bladder such as caffeine or alcohol.

  • Eat foods rich in fiber.

  • Drink plenty of foods especially water.

  • Participate in moderate amounts of physical activity.

What steps can I take if my urinary problems are affecting my sex life?

  • Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. A medication to prevent bladder contractions prior to sex may prevent orgasm related leakage.

  • Express your fears and discomforts honestly with your partner.

  • In cases where intimacy has been seriously affected by urinary distress, consider a session with a couples counselor or therapist.

  • Consider attending a session with a pelvic floor physical therapist that can address your symptoms and assist in the quality of your life, with particular regard to your sex life.

 


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Longview Urology, originally founded in 1953 as a veteran owned company, is a regional referral center for male and female urological problems including kidney stones; bladder problems and incontinence; urinary tract infections; infertility; prostate symptoms; prostate cancer treatment; testicle problems & testicular cancer; erectile dysfunction & impotence; penis problems and vasectomy. Longview Urology also provides urological treatment for children with pediatric urology needs. For 60 years the urological surgeons at the specialty practice have treated men, women and children from across Southwestern Washington, including Ariel, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Centralia, Chehalis, Chinoook, Cougar, Grays River, Ilwaco, Long Beach, Kalama, Kelso, Morton, Mossyrock, Napavine, Nasalle, Ocean Park, Olympia, Rainier, Rosburg, Silver Lake, Skamokawa, Toledo, Toutle, Vader, Vancouver, Winlock, Woodland, and the Long Beach Penisula. The urologists have also treated patients from Astoria, Clatskanie, Columbia city, Knappa, Portland, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Warren, Warrenton, and Westport in Oregon.

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