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 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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Vasectomy Requests Peak During March Madness

Tags: fertility, pregnancy, sex, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate.

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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.

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Hold the Cranberries — UTI Myths Explained

Tags: myths, sex, urinary tract infection, UTI

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.

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Frequent Urination: Full Bladder Killing Your Sleep?

Tags: frequent urination, sleep apnea, urine

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.

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Beware of ‘Natural’ Testosterone Boosters for ‘Low-T’

Tags: depression, erectile dysfunction, Low T, sex, testosterone, testosterone deficiency syndrome, testosterone therapy

Guys: Over-the-counter ‘natural’ remedies that claim to raise your testosterone levels may sound too good to be true. Are they?