You might think that urinary tract infections are a worry only for adult women. But they are a concern for babies and young children, too.
Learn to do home dialysis, and avoid the revolving door of the dialysis center. You could benefit from shorter, more frequent dialysis while relaxing at home. Explore two types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
If you’re waiting for a kidney transplant, you already know about the daunting stats: 100,000 patients on the wait list and a three- to five-year wait, on average, for a kidney from a deceased donor. But each year, hundreds of transplant patients get off the wait list in a fraction of the time. They find … Read More
One in three women can involuntarily leak urine. This is not normal, and it’s not a normal part of aging. The good news is that this problem can be treated. Recently, new medical guidelines published by the American College of Physicians state that medical management should be a first-line treatment for leaky bladders. Some women … Read More
High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t fit in any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs. 7 secrets to kidney health You can do a … Read More
Blacks make up a little more than 13 percent of the U.S. population. But they make up more than 30 percent of Americans with kidney failure. Why? “African-Americans are more likely to have diabetes and high blood pressure,” says Charles Modlin, MD, kidney transplant surgeon and Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center. “Those conditions … Read More
From surgical side effects to overactive bladder, there are several causes of male urinary incontinence. Fortunately, several treatment options can help relieve it. Incontinence occurs when your bladder’s sphincter muscle is not strong enough to hold back the urine. It can also happen when your bladder muscles contract too strongly or your bladder gets too full before … Read More
The wait for a donor kidney or lung may get shorter — at least for some on transplant wait lists. That’s because of recent changes to the U.S. transplant system. In December 2014, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) introduced a new way of matching transplant candidates with donor kidneys. … Read More
With age come wisdom, experience and, unfortunately, a higher risk of bladder cancer. Certainly, bladder cancer can occur at any age, but it’s more common in older men and much less frequently an issue in younger men and women. Time gives you more chances to become exposed to harmful chemicals that get processed through your … Read More
Before prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests came along in the late 1980s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were incurable. Within a few years of using PSA, however, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces … Read More