Kidneys and Urinary Tract

8 Signs of Bladder Cancer and Risk Factors

Bladder cancer is the third most common type of cancer that is not gender-specific (like breast cancer or prostate cancer).  It is three times more common in men than women and accounts for close to 200,000 deaths in the United States every year. As with any cancer, early diagnosis and treatment is important for a better >> Read More ...

Irritable Bladder – Meaning, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Most people are accustomed to what can be termed as normal bladder habit. This includes the urge to urinate several times in a day with passing urine anywhere from 5 to 10 times within a 24 hour period. There is no discomfort or pain when urinating and the urine is passed out with relative ease. The color and sometimes >> Read More ...

Uric Acid Kidney Stones Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

Stones are hard masses that can form at several sites in the body. The kidneys are one of the commonly affected organs with regards to stone formation. These stones can affect children and adults. Overall kidney stones will affect about 12% of American men and 7% of American women in their lifetime. Most of these stones >> Read More ...

Signs of Kidney Damage (Renal Disease, Acute and Chronic)

Kidney damage can occur through various ways, from trauma and infections to autoimmune diseases and diabetes. These kidney diseases can be acute or chronic. As a person gets older the risk of chronic kidney disease increases. As many as 7 in 10 Americans over the age of 70 have some degree of chronic kidney disease whereas >> Read More ...
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