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.
Urinary & Kidney Health
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.
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.
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.
Drinking cranberry juice is just one of the myths that abound about preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). Here, we’ll separate UTI fact from fiction.
Many women find their beauty rest interrupted by a need to urinate at night. Learn what causes nocturia, or nighttime urination, and when you need to see a doctor.
Guys: Over-the-counter ‘natural’ remedies that claim to raise your testosterone levels may sound too good to be true. Are they?
Aside from its age-defying qualities, injectable botulinum toxin has medical uses for patients with nerve pain, migraine and spasticity, along with conditions like excessive sweating and overactive bladder.
Urine may have a variety of colors. It usually ranges from a deep amber or honey to a light straw color, with many golden variations in between. The color of urine can tell you a lot about your body. Here’s a chart of urine colors and what they indicate.
Research continues to support the idea that diet can affect fertility. Men who eat a diet high in processed red meats have poorer sperm quality than men who eat more fruits, vegetables and white fish.
Plenty of people know the risks of cigarette smoke as it enters the body, but cigarette toxins present a high risk of bladder cancer as they leave the body. Experts say half of all bladder cancer deaths are caused by smoking.