07-OCT-2018: Dr Akhtar Husain delivers lecture 'Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction and Treatment Standards'
Aligarh, October 6: Dr Akhtar Husain, Senior Urologist, Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital, London, UK delivered a lecture on 'Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction and Treatment Standards' in a seminar organised by the Department of Surgery, J N Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University in which he discussed why patients with lower urinary tract dysfunctions require life-long care to maximise life expectancy.
Emphasising that at least one percent of men and women suffer from severe Urinary Tract Dysfunction symptoms, Dr Husain said that the incidence of lower urinary symptoms is around 11 percent in people of 45-50 years age-group and it rises to an approximate 36 percent once people cross the age of 75-years.
"The main function of lower urinary tract is preservation of upper tracts by low pressure storage of urine with continence and low pressure voiding of urine to completion and dryness," he said adding that due to imbalance of normal physiological functions, repeated urinations, incontinence of urine and development of complications like urinary tract infections, urinary retention, kidney failure and stone formation starts happening.
Welcoming the guests, Prof Mohammad Aslam, Chairperson, Department of Surgery said that new methods and treatment techniques such as UROLIFT procedure, the use of Holmium Laser and Transurethral Water Vapour therapy should be used in all hospitals and clinics.
Prof M H Raza proposed the vote of thanks. Faculty members and chairpersons of various JNMC departments attended the seminar.
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