Ten urology facts you may not know

Urinary stone disease affects approximately 10% of adult population in Western world and it is on the increase.

Most people don’t think teenagers have urology problems but trouble with the foreskin, undescended testes, lumps & bumps and incontinence affect adolescents too. If they mention things like this take them seriously and ask a doctor to see them

Male infertility and erectile dysfunction are associated with other important diseases eg cardiovascular disease

Around 5% of men over the age of 40 have erectile dysfunction, this increases to around 15% for men that are over the age of 70

Over 400,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK alone

10 million people in the UK suffer from incontinence

Male in fertility is the cause of 40-50% of all infertility cases

Since the 1990’s the number of people that are diagnosed with testicular cancer has gone up by 27%

Urological problems become more common in women once they reach the menopause

Urinary tract infections are more common in younger women than they are younger men, however the number of elderly men to elderly women is around the same.

And a prediction from Jonathan Ramsay... The “ lockdown” has exposed just how driven, and exhausted, many young couples were. Lifestyle improvements were difficult to achieve, but I expect that 3 months of working from home may be biologically beneficial, with improved fertility rates.

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