Living with a neurourological disorder

Protect your kidneys

Depending on the characteristics, a neurourological disorder can lead to kidney problems. This is serious and might lead to intensive, time-consuming treatment, reduced quality of life, and early death.

The primary aim of treating neurourological disorders is the conservation of kidney function. Therapeutic measures like catheterization may substantially reduce your quality of life but prevent even more serious problems. If your doctor’s treatment advice seems unreasonable to you, you should discuss your concerns and ask for alternatives.

Depending on the characteristic of your neurourological disorder, your doctor might want to check your kidney function regularly. Your family doctor should be informed and should look for signs of kidney problems.

Manage symptoms

Neurourological disorders are often unstable. The symptoms may vary widely, even within a relatively short time period. Regular follow-up with your doctor is necessary. How often depends on the underlying cause.

Urinary incontinence may significantly affect your social life. Many treatment options exist. You shouldn’t be embarrassed to discuss your situation with your doctor.

A lot of tools exist, like different catheters, pads, or condom catheters. Some can help in your daily life. Some might be better suited to your lifestyle than others. If you try to explain the details of your problem, your doctor can help you select the right tools.

Learn more about urinary incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome, erectile dysfunction and nocturia .

You might also want to look at the patient information regarding urinary incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome, erectile dysfunction and nocturia (Links!) for more information.