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Urinary Tract Infection
How can you stop a chronic UTI?
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A urinary tract infection is a painful condition that has a variety of symptoms, including frequent urination accompanied by a burning feeling. There is a range of treatment options available for recurring urinary tract infections, including home remedies. Learn ways to prevent them, such as drinking plenty of water.

Pharmacy / Pharmacist
What is penicillamine?
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Penicillamine is a drug that is used to treat Wilson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney and bladder stones. It can have serious side effects, so it is important to follow the doctor’s instructions and to attend all follow-up appointments to monitor for any changes while taking this drug. Find out more.

Urology / Nephrology
Why is my urine foamy?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
A fast urine stream sometimes causes urine to appear foamy. However, foamy urine is also a symptom of several medical conditions. In this article, learn about the potential causes, including dehydration, kidney disease, and diabetes. We also explore treatment options and when to see a doctor.

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine
How to use Epsom salt for constipation relief
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Epsom salt is a widely available home remedy for many ailments, including constipation. A person can use Epsom salt as a laxative by mixing it with the right amount of water. In this article, learn how to use Epsom salt for constipation safely. We also cover the possible risks and when to see a doctor.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What to know about ileus
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Ileus is a temporary and often painful lack of movement in the bowel. This can lead to a bowel obstruction. Ileus is a common complication of abdominal surgery. In this article we take a close look at ileus, including symptoms, causes, and diagnosis. We also cover treatment and recovery from ileus.

Urology / Nephrology
What is a urine specific gravity test?
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:00:00 PDT
A urine specific gravity test shows the density of urine compared with water. It can help doctors diagnose a variety of conditions, including dehydration, kidney problems, and a rare type of diabetes. Find out how to prepare for the test and what to expect. The article also explains about normal and abnormal results.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What causes breath to smell like urine?
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:00:00 PDT
Most people will have bad breath at least once in their life, but it is unusual for breath to smell like urine. Possible causes range from nasal congestion to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Here, learn more about why breath might smell like urine and how to treat it.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What causes bile duct obstruction?
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look at the leading causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bile duct obstruction.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about bladder polyps
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 06:00:00 PDT
Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor.

Urology / Nephrology
Why does my urine smell like sulfur?
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:00:00 PDT
Urine can begin to smell like sulfur for many different reasons. Several causes relate to diet and lifestyle, such as eating certain foods or becoming dehydrated. Other possible causes include conditions, such as diabetes and infections. In this article, we look at 11 potential causes and their treatment options.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes hydronephrosis?
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Hydronephrosis in adults is often caused by an underlying condition, such as kidney stones. In newborn babies, it can be caused by problems with the tubes that connect the kidneys and bladder. In this article, we look at hydronephrosis and explain the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.

Urology / Nephrology
What to expect with bladder removal surgery
Thu, 31 May 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Bladder removal surgery or cystectomy is a procedure to remove the urinary bladder. It is commonly used to treat bladder cancer or other pelvic tumors. A person should go into surgery knowing what to expect, during and after the procedure, including recovery times, outlook, and the effect on quality of life afterward.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
What is a free PSA test and what is it for?
Thu, 31 May 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.

Urology / Nephrology
What is pyuria?
Wed, 30 May 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Pyuria is an elevated number of white blood cells in the urine, which can cause the urine to appear cloudy or contain pus. In this article, learn about the common causes, including urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections, as well as what symptoms to expect. We also cover the treatment options.

Nutrition / Diet
Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?
Sun, 27 May 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Tricalcium phosphate is a concentrated form of calcium that some people take as a supplement when they are not getting enough calcium from their diet. There are some health risks that people should be aware of when taking concentrated calcium doses. Also, learn about the chances of developing some cancers here.

Urology / Nephrology
Why does my urine smell like popcorn?
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:00:00 PDT
The odor of a person's urine can say a lot about their health. Various factors can make urine smell like popcorn, including pregnancy, diabetes, and a high level of ketones in the bloodstream. In this article, we look at the reasons why urine may smell like popcorn and explain when a person should see their doctor.

Urology / Nephrology
Bladder spasms: Everything you need to know
Thu, 24 May 2018 06:00:00 PDT
When the bladder contracts involuntarily, causing pain and urine leakage, this is called a bladder spasm. Here, learn why these spasms occur and how to identify them. We describe underlying illnesses, other symptoms, means of prevention, and treatments, including medication, surgical intervention, and home remedies.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.

Dermatology
Adult diaper rash: What you need to know
Fri, 18 May 2018 12:00:00 PDT
While diaper rash is most common in infants, adults are also at risk of developing the condition, particularly those who wear adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. In this article, we look at how to treat adult diaper rash using home remedies and explain when a person should seek medical treatment.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about bladder cysts
Tue, 15 May 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Bladder cysts are sac-like growths filled with fluid or gas in or around the bladder. Cysts can develop anywhere on the body, and bladder cysts are not common. Bladder cysts are usually noncancerous. They can be diagnosed using ultrasound imaging. Symptoms in men and women can include painful or excessive urination.

Lymphology/Lymphedema
How to identify pitting edema
Sat, 12 May 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Edema refers to swelling caused by excess fluid. When swollen skin remains indented after being pressed, this is called pitting edema. It is most common in the legs, ankles, and feet. Several conditions and factors, such as pregnancy, can cause pitting edema. Learn how it is identified, treated, and prevented here.

Urology / Nephrology
Certain antibiotics increase kidney stone risk
Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
For the first time, researchers find a link between antibiotics and an increased risk of kidney stones. It seems that young people are most affected.

Urology / Nephrology
High-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease
Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
People with chronic kidney disease need to avoid eating potassium-rich foods. Damaged kidneys cannot process potassium properly, which can then build up in the blood and cause weakness, fatigue, and tingling. In this article, learn which high-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease and what to replace them with.

Urology / Nephrology
Why does my urine feel hot?
Sat, 28 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Urine is normally warm because it comes from inside the body, which has a core temperature of 98.6°F. Hot urine occurs when urine is hotter than normal, such as during a fever, or when a person has a burning feeling while urinating. This is often caused by an infection, and the causes can differ between men and women.

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine
Can essential oils treat a UTI?
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely.