Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD has devoted his medical career to helping men (and women) with urologic problems. With a penile implant technique that has revolutionized the field, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD is often asked to train other physicians on implanting devices via a proven method that minimizes pain and recovery time. In order to understand the many disorders that can affect the male urological system, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD often explains to patients the various components that make up this complex system.
The male urinary and reproductive systems are closely correlated, with both removal of waste and sexual activity utilizing the same tracts. The urethra, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, connects the bladder to the penis and is responsible for removing waste from the body. According to Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, on its way from the bladder to the penis, the urethra runs through the prostate, which produces seminal fluid during sexual activity. Attached to the prostate is the seminal vesicle, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD states, which also works with the prostate to produce seminal fluid, both of which empty out through the urethra during ejaculation.
Sperm comes from the testes, traveling through a tube called the vas deferens. At the appointed time, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, the vas deferens moves sperm through the male body to the seminal vesicle, where it then combines with the milky fluid manufactured by the prostate and seminal vesicle to form sperm-filled semen. Because this system is shared by both waste removal and reproduction, the Bulbourethral or “Cowper’s” Gland works during sexual activity to remove any urine from the urethra by secreting an alkaline fluid.
With so many factors at play, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD points out a variety of things that could malfunction. A urinary tract infection, common among members of both sexes, is caused by bacteria growing in the kidney, the bladder, or the tube that carries urine through the body, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD says. UTIs can be caused by sexual activity, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, but this is more common in women than men. UTIs are usually treated with antibiotics, but mild cases can be counteracted by drinking unsweetened cranberry juice and vast amounts of fluids, especially water.
Kidney stones aren’t uncommon, especially among men, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD notes. Most frequently caused by a lack of enough water in the body, kidney stones can be excruciating for patients and in some men is a recurring problem. According to Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, incontinence is another urologic problem, generally seen more in men who have had prostate surgery and women with a history of vaginal births. Prostate enlargement can also cause difficulty in urinating for men, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD states.
For men suffering infertility, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD points to veins that drain the testicles as the most common cause. These veins, called varicocele, can either dilate or swell, causing the temperature of the testicles to escalate. Low testosterone and ingestion of alcohol and certain medications can also be blamed, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD says.
For men suffering erectile dysfunction, sometimes the causes can be psychological. But as Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD points out, smoking and heart disease can create problems with the vascular and arterial systems, resulting in a loss of sexual function.
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The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.