It seems like every month, there’s another important cause being promoted by friends and family or through social media channels. This year, you should add Urology Awareness Month to your list of causes to support and spread the word about. If you’ve never dealt with urological issues in the past, this might not be on your radar, but if you’ve ever experienced any health problems in your urinary system, you know just how important this health issue is. This September, help us spread the word about the importance of proper urological health.

What Falls Under The Umbrella of Urology?

Urologists treat disorders of the urinary tract in both men and women, which includes the bladder, ureter, kidney, and urethra. All of these organs serve a vital purpose. The kidneys filter out waste and produce urine, the ureters are the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder stores your urine, and the urethra is the tube that allows urine to leave the body. Urologists also treat the male reproductive system. Common urological health issues include enlarged prostates, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, urinary tract infections, and urinary incontinence.

When Should You Visit A Urologist?

Although it can be a bit embarrassing to admit when you’re having urinary issues or experiencing erectile dysfunction, it’s important to address your symptoms as soon as they arise so they can be treated early on. In addition to affecting your everyday life, there are a lot of symptoms that can be indicative of other health problems.

How Can We Spread The Word About Urology Awareness Month? 

There are many ways you can spread the word about the importance of urological health, but the most important thing you can do this September is to book an appointment with Mississippi Urology Clinic. If you have recently been experiencing discomfort or struggles with any of the above mentioned bodily functions, or if you’ve been experiencing them for a while and not recognizing the importance of addressing them, it’s time to take charge of your health. Even if you personally aren’t experiencing any urological health problems, you can be an ally for those who are. By spreading the word about how important proper urological health is and reducing some of the stigma surrounding it, more people will be willing to seek treatment. The Urology Foundation also has a number of informational sheets available for downloading and sharing.