40 senior citizens attend health talk on urology problems

May 02, 2018 11:21 AM

Punjab News Express
ZIRAKPUR: As many as 40 senior citizens attended a health talk on ‘urology problems in old age’ at Senior Citizen Center, Zirakpur today. The talk was organized by Alchemist Hospital with association of Senior Citizen Forum, Zirakpur.

Speaking during talk , Dr. Neeraj Goyal, consultant urologist & kidney transplant surgeon said that as you get older, you are more likely to suffer from kidney and urinary tract problems. Kidney problems can also increase the risk of cardiovascular. Whereas urinary incontinence is more common in older people, especially women.

He said that some conditions that affect the kidneys and urinary tract are more common as people get older. You are more at risk of developing kidney disease if you are over 60-yr of age, have diabetes, obese, having high blood pressure, heart problem or a family history of kidney failure.

Kidney diseases can be serious, but early detection and good management can increase the life of your kidneys, remarked Dr Goyal.

He said further, as you get older, the bladder changes. The elastic bladder tissue may toughen and become less stretchy. A less stretchy bladder cannot hold as much urine as before and might make you go to the bathroom more often. The bladder wall and pelvic floor muscles may weaken, making it harder to empty the bladder fully and causing urine to leak.”

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