In summer there are certain urological diseases that are more frequent in the consultations of specialists. For example, when we are more active outdoors, there is more sun and, therefore, more sweating and dehydration, so there are numerous cases of renal colic in both sexes.
The reason is that by nature during the summer period we move more, and when we move any calculus that is silently in the urinary system tends to move and that is the moment when the symptoms appear. Increased physical activity, running, jogging or even work with greater mobility, such as gardening, triggers the onset of discomfort.
On the other hand, the increase in urine flow also plays a role, since heat and physical exercise cause dehydration and then large quantities of water are drunk, which modifies the functioning of the system.
Consequently, at this time of the year it is very common to have renal colic in a ratio of three to one between men and women. Its characteristic symptoms are:
- Pain in the flank
- Nausea and vomiting
- Feeling of discomfort in the stomach and irritation of the pain towards the groin or external genitalia. During the summer period we move more.
As it is logical, as the calculus descends towards the ureter, the pain becomes more acute. This colicky pain is an intense pain that evolves with the production of urine, so that it eases when one gets into hot water and relaxes the muscle fibers, and is exacerbated when more urine is produced.
Urology specialists recommend the patient to go to the consultation to start with the treatment that initially relieves pain and then favors the expulsion of the stones. There are certain substances such as anti-inflammatory drugs, corticoids, alpha antagonists or potassium citrate that favor the more or less rapid expulsion of the stones.
The risk of sex
These pathologies are suffered with certain frequency by both men and women, although there are some in which there are differences depending on the sex. In men, infections are very common, such as urethritis caused by normal or sexually transmitted germs. Also due to the spring, also by natural order, which stimulates the sexual activity of the population.
When the infection reaches the prostate it quickly generates fever, discomfort and difficulty urinating. They can also reach the testicles and, in addition to fever, there is pain in the area.
In cases where the patient has a new partner, if the symptoms mentioned above appear, the visit to the urologist should be more urgent, since it may be a sexually transmitted disease. Some sexually transmitted diseases are very dangerous if not treated quickly and can have serious consequences on the patient’s quality of life for a long period of time.