Urologic Care in Covington, LA
Providing Urologic Care to Patients Throughout the Northshore
The board-certified urologists at Louisiana Healthcare Associates Urology Group provide treatment for a wide range of conditions at our office in Covington. We specialize in general urology as well as minimally invasive procedures for complex urologic conditions. Learn more about these conditions and call us at (985) 892-6811 to schedule your appointment.
The causes of prostate cancer, as with other cancers, are broad and complex. There is no single perspective on what causes prostate cancer. There are, however, certain factors that are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer such as age, genetics, diet, and lifestyle.
Kidney cancer is slightly more common in men and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70 years. It is important to realize that with early diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured.
The bladder is a hollow organ that stores urine. It is located inside the lower abdomen, is about the size of a grapefruit and is distensible (elastic) which allows its muscular wall to get larger and smaller. Bladder cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder.
Testicular cancer is a highly treatable cancer which occurs mainly in young men between the ages of 15-35. It can develop in one or both testicles and is rare compared with other types of cancers.
A very common group of conditions that urology covers is reproductive health. This is anything relating to a male’s ability to reproduce, but can also include family/female reproductive health concerns if applicable. Reproductive health conditions include low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and also infertility.
Almost all men experience a drop in testosterone as they age. However, an extreme loss of testosterone can lead to many side effects such as fatigue, low sex drive, and mood changes.
About 35% of all infertility issues are caused by the male reproductive system, so it’s not uncommon and definitely not just a woman’s issue. It’s important to get tested if you believe you may be infertile.
Incontinence and Urinary Issues
Many people experience urinary incontinence, both men and women. Additionally, we also treat conditions such as Kidney Stones and BPH, which can cause issues with your urinary tract and bladder health.
This is actually a common issue for women more than men and can cause leaky bladders and overwhelming urges to urinate or false alarms.
A Urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men.
Anywhere from 5% to 15% of men over the age of 60 are affected with male urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence in men can be quite embarrassing for some men and prevent them from enjoying a lot of activities that they enjoy.
Stress Urinary Incontinence generally occurs when your pelvic muscles are no longer strong enough to keep the opening from the bladder neck closed when you are under physical stress.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor are stretched or become too weak to hold the organs in the pelvis in their proper place.
For those who suffer from overactive bladder, InterStim may be an effective, long-term treatment solution.