Feeling squeamish about an upcoming visit to the urologist? Don’t be. Urologists do their best to put men (and women) at ease. And they’re not above using ‘potty’ humor to lighten the atmosphere.
This is the first study of its kind to find an association between asthma and kidney stone formation. The rates of both diseases have been rising over the past 20 years.
They’re tiny. They make no noise. But few things on earth are more painful than a kidney stone on its way to the toilet.
We have all heard about the pain of passing a kidney stone — and those who’ve experienced it never want to go through it again. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help prevent this common disorder of the urinary tract.
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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
Think you might have a kidney stone? Small kidney stones can sometimes be present for years without causing symptoms. When they pass, however, severe symptoms may occur. Here are answers to four questions you may have about kidney stones from Cleveland Clinic urologist Sri Sivalingam, MD. 1. How can I tell it’s a kidney stone? Signs of a possible kidney stone may include: A … Read More
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Kidney stones are becoming more prevalent, with the risk rising more quickly in women, younger adults – and even kids, experts say. Manoj Monga, MD, urologist and Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Endourology and Stone Disease, says kidney stones are also appearing in patients with historically low risks of stone disease. “With the declining health of … Read More