The formation of kidney stones happens quietly. Until it hurts, what has accumulated for years, or months, is hoped to be reversed, but what else can be done? For today’s blog, seasoned urologist Dr. Cletus Georges will explain the biological mechanisms that lead to those pea-sized formations that imperil the body’s filtering system.
The formation of a “nucleus” or “nidus,” when supersaturated urine is left inside the kidney, is the first step in kidney stone formation. A supersaturated liquid has free atoms, ions, or molecules that form into microscopic clusters that precipitate into crystals and become insoluble.
In his practice, Dr. Cletus Georges frequently encounters patients who complain of kidney problems. Today, he talks about the silent buildup that leads to kidney stones.
First, you need to understand that a kidney stone is a solid mass that is formed by substances that are found in urine. When your body consumes energy by way of food and liquids, there will always be some waste products that need to be excreted by the body. In the same way that the waste material from the food you digest needs to be passed through the digestive system, the waste from your…
Dr. Cletus Georges has built on a series of blogs that serve to inform readers of various things related to urology. Today, he discusses stress urinary incompetence (SUI).
While urinary incontinence is understood as the unintentional loss of urine, stress urinary incompetence more specifically relates to the unintentional loss of urine that is triggered by an external stressor. Commonly, coughing, sneezing, lifting heavy loads, or any sudden physical movement, are the triggers that are associated with this type of urinary incontinence.
It has been quite the source of embarrassment for people who have it, which is why urologists do not…
Virtually anyone has a pretty good idea of how it feels when you want to urinate but you can’t find a restroom that’s close enough, which then forces you to hold it in. Imagine letting go of any control, but not being able to let it out. Dr. Cletus Georges says that this is the predicament of men who have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
The good news is that this condition can be solved by Rezum.
An enlarged prostate can compress the urethra, which reduces the flow of urine from the bladder, even blocking it entirely in extreme cases. BPH symptoms…
There are various issues that the medical specialization of urology seeks to address. To educate more people, urologist Dr. Cletus Georges explains one of these issues, which is Peyronie’s disease.
Peyronie’s disease is characterized by the buildup of scar tissue segments under the skin of the penis. As a result, this causes the penis to curve, bend, or become indented during erections. These plaque buildups are also known to cause pain on the skin, making it very hard to deal with those affected.
To understand this further, it helps to look at the anatomy of the penis. By far, the…
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 10 people will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. In the US, medical professionals are noticing an upward trend. Despite this reality, there are still many ways to prevent and treat kidney stones. Dr. Cletus Georges, a urology specialist, shares five practical ways to prevent kidney stones.
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day can help prevent the formation of kidney stones. When a person doesn’t hydrate, they might have lower urine output. The body also loses water when it sweats, and the lack of fluids might lead…
Urologist Dr. Cletus Georges shares professional insight into modern vasectomy procedures and what to expect.
A surgery which involves cutting or obstructing the part of the male reproductive system made up of two tubes known as the vas deferens, modern vasectomy procedures are considered a safe and permanent way of preventing unwanted pregnancies. Over 99 percent effective, Florida-based urology specialist Dr. Cletus Georges offers a closer look at what the surgical procedure entails.
“A medical sterilization procedure for those who wish to permanently ensure against possible future pregnancies, vasectomy surgeries involve either blocking or cutting a male patient’s vas deferens,”…
Leading urologist Dr. Cletus Georges revisits the successful diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones.
A painful condition wherein which patients develop small, hard deposits in the urine and kidneys, more than 200,000 individuals are affected by kidney stones in the United States annually. Often difficult to pass naturally without medical help or intervention, urology specialist Dr. Cletus Georges offers a closer look at the diagnosis and treatment of this common but frequently excruciating condition.
“A formal medical diagnosis should be the first port of call whenever an incidence of kidney stones is suspected,” suggests Dr. …
Urology specialist Dr. Cletus Georges explores the links between sleep disorders, erectile dysfunction, and testosterone deficiency in male patients.
From cardiovascular disease to obesity, poor sleep has long been associated with a variety of serious health complaints. Also understood to negatively impact urologic health, Dr. Cletus Georges, a leading urologist located in Orlando, Florida, considers the impact of a lack of sleep on conditions including erectile dysfunction and low testosterone.
“Ties between diagnosed sleep disorders and erectile dysfunction are well established,” explains Dr. Georges. …
Earlier this year, Dr. Cletus Georges explored the biggest bladder cancer risk factors among patients in the United States. A leading urologist based in Florida and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Georges once again revisits the subject, further highlighting key bladder cancer risk factors.
“Approximately 68,000 adults are affected by bladder cancer in the United States each year,” reveals Dr. Georges, a leading urology specialist based in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Cletus Georges graduated from Andrews University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology with a Biomedical option in 1997.