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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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.

Reasons why you should not pee in the pool. Infographic from Cleveland Clinic HealthHub

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.

Women beyond age 60 should expect to wake to use the bathroom at least once each night. HealthHub Number from Cleveland Clinic

How Often Should a Full Bladder Wake You Up (Infographic)

Tags: bladder, bladder infection, health hub number, incontinence, infographic

Do you often wake up at night with a full bladder? You might wonder if this is normal. It’s true that as we age, our bladders can hold less urine. But if it's happening more than twice a night, talk to your doctor.

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Incontinence? Botox Injections for Your Bladder

Tags: bladder, botox, incontinence, overactive bladder

Known for its widespread use in plastic surgery, Botox (botulinum toxin) was approved a year ago for female patients who have overactive bladders and experience sudden urgency. The drug is effective 70 to 80 percent of the time.

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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.

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Don’t Ignore Erectile Dysfunction

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, sex, sexual dysfunction

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) should be checked by a doctor for early heart disease, even if they aren’t interested in ED treatment. Almost every man with ED can receive treatment that works for him.

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Kidney Stones on the Rise

Tags: kidney stones

Kidney stones have historically been an affliction of mostly middle-aged men, but now they’re being observed in more women, young adults and kids. The answer lies in diet, hydration and exercise.