The modern age, with its poor ecology and constant stress, often poses serious challenges to people. That is why many men often suffer from problems with the genitourinary system. Another problem that awaits them on the way to health and harmony is not knowing what to do in such a situation. Meanwhile, friends are often advised to contact a urologist or an andrologist with similar problems. Let's try to figure out what is the difference between these two concepts.
Urologist Is a specialist who is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the genitourinary organs.
Andrologist is a urologist who treats and diagnoses diseases of the male genitourinary system (urethritis, varicocele, prostatitis, sexual disorders, and others).
Andrology is a branch of medicine that studies the anatomy of a man and his physiological state. The andrologist is responsible for all diseases of the male genital area and is looking for ways and methods of their treatment. Today andrology is considered the most advanced and high-tech branch of medicine. It consists of plastic surgery, endocrinology, microsurgery, immunology, psychotherapy and reproductive medicine. Andrology deals with the treatment of male infertility, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, cosmetic defects of the genitals and other male problems. Andrology is a relatively young science, and therefore not every polyclinic currently has an andrologist.
Urology is the science responsible for the study of the kidneys and urinary system. The male reproductive system is in close proximity to the urinary system, which means that it should come as no surprise that a urologist often treats both. In turn, the andrologist has quite specific knowledge in the field of endocrinology, sexology, valeology, and also has the skills in conducting ultrasound and laboratory research methods. In addition, he has a surgical specialization and can perform surgery on any organ of the genitourinary system, except for the kidneys. Urology is considered a relatively young science; it first appeared a little less than two hundred years ago. The direction "Andrology" is a priority of modern medicine, it is considered a part of urology and does not yet have its own specialization. If suddenly you meet a certified andrologist, you can safely ask where he bought his diploma.
- A urologist diagnoses and treats the urinary tract in both men and women. The andrologist deals with the treatment of the reproductive system only in men.
- The urologist is responsible for the person not to have diseases of the genitourinary system. An andrologist makes sure that a man is wealthy in life.
- Urologist is a medical specialization, andrologist is one of the directions of this specialization.