Urinary & Kidney Team

Find tips for daily living with kidney, bladder, prostate and urethral conditions and learn about treatment breakthroughs, including minimally invasive and scarless options for kidney surgery, from our Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

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3 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Tags: cancer, prostate cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer, certain risk factors can be changed while others can’t, Find out what you need to know, including three ways to lower your risk.


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4 Questions You May Have About Kidney Stones

Tags: kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney treatment

Think you might have a kidney stone? Small kidney stones can sometimes be present for years without causing symptoms. When they pass, however, severe symptoms may occur. Find answers to four common questions about kidney stones.


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Men: Are You at Risk for Prostate Health Issues?

Tags: prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate gland, prostate screening

Men often are reluctant to see a doctor when they notice a change in their bathroom habits. But It's important for men to see a urologist and deal with prostate and other urologic issues sooner than later.


Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones: 2 Best Prevention Tips Plus Treatment Options

Tags: dehydration, family history, kidney stones, sodium, urinary tract infection

Oh, the pain of a kidney stone. They are a common disorder of the urinary tract, but can be quite painful. The good news is that there are steps to help prevent them as well as a variety of treatment options.


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What Your Bladder is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Tags: bladder, incontinence, kidney health, urinary tract infection, urine, urine leakage

How your bladder functions every day can tell you a lot about your overall health. How often you urinate during the day and during the night, the color of your urine and whether you can “hold it” all provide clues.


Kidney

4 Facts You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants and Dialysis

Tags: dialysis, kidney donation, kidney transplant, kidney treatment, nephrology, organ donation

Many people assume that in treating a failing organ, transplantation is a last resort. Find out why this isn't true, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of both dialysis and kidney transplantation.


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Should You Really Pee in the Swimming Pool? (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, infographic, summer, summer safety, swimming, urine

Using the pool as your toilet: simply gross or a health hazard? Our Cleveland Clinic experts weight in on this predicament.


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If You’re in Pain With Kidney Stones, it Must Be Summer

Tags: kidney, kidney stones, summer, summer safety

Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up.


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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.


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How You Can Give Prostate Cancer the ‘Cold Treatment’

Tags: cryotherapy, hormone therapy, innovations, prostate, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening, treatments

Here’s a less-known, but effective, prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Cryotherapy offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say.