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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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.


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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.


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Why You May Be Having Pain in Your Penis

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, penis, Peyronie's disease

There's several reasons why you might be feeling pain, ranging from skin disorders to penile cancer. Whatever might be the cause, be sure to see your doctor if your symptoms persist.


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Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

Tags: antidepressant, bladder, diuretics, hypertension, incontinence, medications, overactive bladder, pain medication, prostate, sleep, urine, urine leakage

If you have urinary incontinence, certain diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, alpha blockers, sedatives or sleeping pills may be the cause. Ask your doctor about other treatment options.


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Fusion Guided Biopsy: A Smarter Way to Look for Prostate Cancer

Tags: biopsy, cancer, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening, study, ultrasound

Finding prostate tumors that need to be treated versus those that aren’t dangerous isn’t easy. A new technology called fusion guided biopsy combines MRI and ultrasound. The result: a better screening tool.