• Urology

  • Urology

    Urology is the study of the urinary and reproductive organs, and the treatment of associated problems and diseases. Ferring concentrates on 3 key disease areas in Urology:

    1. 1. Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting) and Nocturia (needing to get up several times in the night to urinate)

    2. 2. Testosterone Deficiency

    3. 3. Prostate Cancer

     All information on this site is intended for UK audiences only.

  • Bedwetting

  • Bedwetting

    At the age of 5, as many as 1 in 5 children still experience problems staying dry at night, making bedwetting the most common chronic ailment in children besides allergic disorders. It is a widespread and distressing condition that can have a significant impact on a young person’s behaviour and on their emotional and social wellbeing. Many children who wet the bed feel embarrassed and alone. It is important to know that bedwetting is a common problem and is not your child’s fault. Bedwetting happens when there is no conscious awareness during sleep that they might need the toilet.

    Why some children take longer than others to become dry at night isn’t fully understood, but it is often linked to one (or a combination) of the following factors:

    1. Lack of vasopressin - This regulates the amount of urine produced by the body during the night. If there is not enough the kidneys continue to produce large amounts of urine which the bladder can’t hold.

    2. Small bladder size -A small sized bladder will not have the capacity to store urine for the 10-12 hours the child is asleep.

    3. Constipation - When the bowel is full it can press against the bladder, reducing its capacity and affecting its ability to store urine overnight.

    4. Genetic link -Research suggests that there is an increased risk of a child having a bedwetting problem if one or both parents had a problem with bedwetting.

    5. Anxiety, stress or changes in routine - Events like starting school, the birth of a new sibling, exams and/or bullying can delay a child becoming dry at night or can cause bedwetting in a child who has previously been dry.

    6. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - This can cause bladder irritation and give a feeling of always needing the toilet which might cause or exacerbate any wetting problem.

    7. Inability to wake from sleep - If the child does not wake at the feeling of an empty bladder, the child will more likely wet the bed.

    8. Overactive bladder - The muscles of the bladder can suddenly contract before the bladder is full.

     Recommended fluid intake per day for children:

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    We know for example that if one parent had a problem with bedwetting then there is approximately a 40% risk of any children also having a problem and that risk may increase if both parents had a bedwetting problem.

    If you would like more information about bedwetting, self-help measures you can take or downloadable resources for both children and parents, please visit our website: www.stopbedwetting.org

    If you are concerned that your child is experiencing problems staying dry at night, ask your GP or local enuresis nurse for advice.

    All information on this site is intended for UK audiences only.

  • Testosterone Deficiency
    Testosterone Deficiency

  • Testosterone Deficiency

    Male hypogonadism is a clinical syndrome which testosterone deficiency which may adversely affect multiple organ functions and quality of life. Testosterone deficiency is more prevalent with age, with obesity, those with co-morbidities and in men with poor health status.

    Symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency include: decreased bone mineral density, reduced muscle mass and strength, increase in fat mass, increased irritability / mood swings, increase in sleep impairment, diminished cognitive function, depressive thoughts, decreased energy and sense of vitality, reduced hair and skin thickness, reduced libido / sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, hot flushes.

    Testosterone replacement therapy restores testosterone levels into the normal range and it has been proven to improve both the physical and mental symptoms of low testosterone. Because the symptoms of low testosterone are often subtle and similar to those caused by other medical conditions, it often goes untreated. A simple blood test can confirm whether a man has low testosterone.

    If you would like more information about testosterone deficiency and testosterone replacement therapies, please visit our website: www.menshealthmatters.org

    If you suspect you may be suffering with testosterone deficiency, seek the advice of your GP or Healthcare Professional.

    All information on this site is intended for UK audiences only.

  • Prostate Cancer
    Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide. In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Prostate cancer is more common in older men, with the average age of men being diagnosed being between 70-74 years. Men with a family history of prostate cancer and Black men are more also more at risk.

    Research suggests that regular physical activity, eating a balanced diet and stopping smoking might contribute to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Speak to your doctor or nurse before starting any exercise plan.

    Useful Links

    Prostate Cancer UK: www.prostatecanceruk.org

    British Uro-oncology group: www.bug.uk.com

    British Association of Urological Surgeons: www.baus.org.uk

    British Association of Urological Nurses: www.baun.org.uk

    MacMillan Cancer Support: www.macmillan.org.uk

    NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/Pages/Introduction.aspx


    All information on this site is intended for UK audiences only.

    Please note that Ferring cannot accept liability for the content on the above links, since they are not managed or controlled by Ferring

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