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.

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How African-Americans Can Get Better Kidney Care

Tags: chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney cancer, kidney failure, kidney transplant, organ donation, organ doner, organ transplant

African-Americans have higher rates of kidney failure but are less likely to get kidney transplants than Caucasian-Americans. Learn why and what you can do about it.


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Men: Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

Tags: bladder, bladder infection, botox, multiple sclerosis, overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, stroke, urinary incontinence

From surgical side effects to overactive bladder, there are several causes of male incontinence. Fortunately, multiple treatment options can relieve it.


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Will New Rules Change Your Wait for a Kidney or Lung?

Tags: kidney disease, kidney donation, lung transplant, organ donation, organ transplant, transplant, transplant wait list

Kidney transplants are no longer first-come-first-serve. Learn how new rules for matching transplant candidates and donors may affect your wait.


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Bladder Cancer: Your Personal Risk and How to Reduce It

Tags: bladder, bladder cancer, cancer, chemical exposures, geriatric, geriatric health, healthy diet, quit smoking, smoking

Age and a number of other factors can greatly increase bladder cancer risk. A Cleveland Clinic oncologist talks about this cancer and how you can reduce risk.


Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

One Reason Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

Tags: chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, kidney health, research, tmao levels

TMAO, a byproduct of gut bacteria digestion of meat and eggs, may be a big reason for the high rate of heart attack and death in people with chronic kidney disease.


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Erectile Dysfunction: Best Options Beyond Medication, Lifestyle Changes

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, erection, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

Oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis® work for most men. Lifestyle changes can also help. But there are other options if these fail to provide desired results or for men who are advised not to take them.


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How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Tags: cancer, fusion-guided biopsy, genetics, health screenings, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening, test results

To avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer, we need to be smarter about how we use prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. Recommendations for screening have already begun to change. Learn more.


Expecting girl or boy

Boy or Girl — Can You Choose Your Baby’s Gender?

Tags: fertility, in vitro fertilization, pregnancy, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), sperm

The methods offered to help you control the gender of your baby are old wives’ tales at best, but it doesn’t hurt to learn what harmful practices you should avoid.


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Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

Tags: drugs, electronics, fertility, infertility, male infertility, marijuana, pregnancy, smartphones, smoking, sperm, spern health, steroids, tobacco

There are many common misunderstandings about the causes of male infertility. Here’s your chance to learn what’s real and what’s myth.


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Doctors Bust Your Most Common Robotic Surgery Myths

Tags: balding and health health, bladder, colorectal surgery, innovations, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney removal, laparoscopic surgery, myths, prostate, prostate cancer, robotic surgery

Advances in robotic surgery in areas such as urology and colorectal surgery make procedures less invasive, but are neither a cure-all nor cause for worry, doctors say.