Urologist To Visit NMAC From January 18-25

January 13, 2019

Jonathan Makanjuola Bermuda January 2019Dr. Jonathan Makanjuola, a consultant urologist at King’s College Hospital in London, will be at North Shore Medical & Aesthetics Centre [NMAC] from January 18 to January 25.

A spokesperson said, “It’s the new year, time for new years resolutions to be set, gym membership to be renewed to work off the Christmas over indulgence. We focus on weight loss, our blood pressure, alcohol intake and food consumption, but what about our bladders? A healthy bladder is something we all take for granted. We expect to pee without thinking about it.

“Imagine having difficulty to pee, can’t hold your urine, leaking all the time or always having a strong desire to pee every hour day and night.

“There are several different bladder conditions that can affect the population and a lifestyle and diet can precipitate the symptoms. Overactive bladder is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, young and old, men and woman.

“Overactive bladder is not a disease but the name of a group of urinary symptoms.

“About 33 million Americans have overactive bladder. In the UK between 3 and 6 million people have some degree of urinary incontinence. The most common symptom of overactive bladder is a sudden urge to urinate that you can’t control or having to go to the bathroom many times during the day and night. Other symptoms include the need to pass urine more than eight times during the day.

“Nocturia is the need to get out of bed at night to pass urine more than once. Nocturnal enuresis is urinating during sleep. Urgency is the sudden need to pass urine before reaching a toilet.

“All aspects of quality of life may be affected when suffering from an overactive bladder. Travelling may be difficult due to concerns over possible urine leakage or locating the nearest toilet. If a person suffers from uncontrolled bladder leakage, there may be an increased amount of washing, drying and ironing of clothes. Using pads or waterproof items may be beneficial.

“An individual with overactive bladder may feel distress, embarrassment, inconvenience, loss of self-esteem and self-control. There will also be an effect on the sufferers’ personal relationships with others.

“Drinking lots of water is important for overall health, but if you have an overactive bladder, more fluid intake typically equals more trips to the toilet. If those fluids are carbonated, they may aggravate symptoms even more. Diet pays a big part in exacerbation of bladder symptoms and excessive amounts of carbonated beverages, such as coke, caffeinated beverages, such as coffee and tea, chocolate, alcoholic drinks, sports drinks and citrus fruits may worsen the symptoms.

“It’s a new year and people shouldn’t suffer in silence. Dr Makanjuola recommends going to see your GP if you are suffering with any issues with your waterworks.

“Dr Makanjuola is a member of the American Urology Association, the British Association of urological Surgeons, and the European Association of Urology. He will be at the North Shore Medical & Aesthetics Centre from January 18 to 25.

“For more information, call 293-5476.”

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