Urology Week 2016

26 September 2016

Apogium is proud to be supporting Urology week 26-30th September 2016

It’s a fact that many of us do not talk about incontinence and the word urology has many of us leaping for the dictionary.

Definition:- Urology:-  is a surgical speciality that deals with the treatment of conditions involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.

The aim of Urology Week (26-30th September 2016) is to get us all talking together about incontinence and other urological conditions and building awareness of both the conditions involved and more importantly their prevention.

This year’s theme is the Quality of Life. The enrichment of the Quality of Life is becoming as significant as increasing life expectancy.

There are 25 million or 16% of Europeans above 40 years of age who experience some symptoms of urinary incontinence. The costs of urinary incontinence in just six countries adds up to €7 billion!

Urology Week is an initiative of the European Association of Urology, which brings together national urological societies, urology practitioners, urology nurses and patient groups to create awareness of urological conditions among the general public.

Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The organs under the domain of urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, prostate and penis).

So what can we all do?

We need to learn about the urological conditions that might impact us, our family and our friends. In order to help prevent some of them we need to eat and drink sensibly and continue to exercise. Pelvic floor exercises are really important and drinking enough water is essential. But importantly we need to learn and talk more about some of the conditions and help those impacted , be that partners, family, friends or even ourselves, to maximise our quality of life!  Knowing more about the conditions will help us support others by not only enabling us to take practical steps but also by showing compassion and understanding.