Kidneys and Urinary Tract

6 Signs of Kidney Stones and Dangerous Symptoms

About 1 in 10 American adults will experience kidney stones at some point in their life. Men are more likely to develop kidney stones than women and some 2 million Americans are seen in emergency rooms every year for stones in the kidneys and urinary tract. Approximately half of all patients with kidney stones will >> Read More ...

Urine Infection or Sterile – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Is urine sterile? Sterile means that there are no bacteria, viruses or other microbes. Normally urine is sterile. It is produced in the kidneys from filtered blood, passes down the ureters and into the bladder for storage. There should be no bacteria, viruses or other microbes anywhere along this path from the point where >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Fluid Overload and Causes of Hypervolemia

Water is known to be important for good health but too much of it can also be dangerous. Although the body is at least 60% water by composition, if too much of fluid accumulates in the system then it can affect health and wellbeing in various ways. This is commonly known as fluid overload. The problem lies with the body >> Read More ...

Kidney Health and Ways to Keep Kidneys Healthy

Our kidneys are working day and night to filter the blood of toxins and to keep the body healthy. With two kidneys sharing these tasks, most of us feel assured that our kidneys are functioning at their peak. However, this may not be the case. Kidney disease can develop over months, years and even decades. There may be >> Read More ...
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