Hypertension patients, ask your doctor about the results of the recent SPRINT study that finds striking benefits in a blood pressure level of less than 120 systolic.
One in five men and one in four women in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.
Drinking cranberry juice is just one of the myths about preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). We’ll separate UTI fact from fiction.
Botox is best known for smoothing away wrinkles. But among its lesser known uses, onabotulinum toxinA can help relieve persistent pelvic pain when other treatments fail.
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