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Urology / Nephrology
Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
Sat, 18 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease.

Blood / Hematology
Causes of swollen hands
Fri, 17 May 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about a low-protein diet
Thu, 16 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT
People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain
Mon, 13 May 2019 14:00:00 PDT
A wide range of problems and medical conditions can cause severe stomach pain, but not all of them require a visit to the doctor. Learn about the causes of severe stomach pain here.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Many common problems can cause sharp stomach pain that comes and goes, including trapped gas and viruses. Learn about these and other causes in this article.

Nutrition / Diet
What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Symptoms of potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia, can include constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart issues. Poor diet, illnesses that cause severe vomiting or diarrhea, and certain medications can lead to low potassium levels. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about urethral syndrome
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of urethral syndrome here.

Urology / Nephrology
Urethral stricture: Everything you need to know
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Urethral stricture refers to scarring on the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Learn more about urethral stricture here.

Back Pain
How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:00:00 PDT
It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.

Multiple Sclerosis
Signs and symptoms of MS in women
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:00:00 PDT
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women.

Blood / Hematology
What to know about high potassium
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Symptoms of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, may include nausea, and difficulty breathing. A person may not show symptoms. Kidney issues are the main cause. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes bloody urine in men?
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Seeing blood in the urine is a symptom of many underlying problems in males, including infections, an enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. Learn about the causes and their treatments here.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes a constant urge to pee?
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Infections and other bladder issues can affect the way a person urinates. Some conditions can cause a constant urge to pee, even when doing so produces little urine. In this article, we look at causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor.

Back Pain
What to know about lower right back pain
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:00:00 PDT
The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about brown urine
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about acute renal failure
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Signs of the kidneys failing include confusion, less urine output, and shortness of breath. Risk factors include age, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes urethra pain in men and women?
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 06:00:00 PDT
Urethra pain can occur as a symptom of many different conditions ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney stones. Learn about the potential causes of urethra pain and their treatments here.

Pain / Anesthetics
What causes flank pain?
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:00:00 PDT
Flank pain is pain that occurs on either or both sides of the torso, just below the ribs. The most common reason for flank pain is a muscle strain, but there are other possible underlying causes. Learn more here.

Endocrinology
What to know about 24-hour cortisol urine tests
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Doctors use cortisol urine tests to help diagnose many medical conditions that affect cortisol levels. In this article, we discuss the uses, procedure, and how to interpret the results of a 24-hour cortisol urine test.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes dark urine?
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PDT
A variety of issues can cause dark urine, including foods, medication, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes and their treatments in this article.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes cloudy urine?
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

Urology / Nephrology
New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Despite the prevalence of kidney stones, it is still difficult to predict who will experience recurrence. A new tool promises to make prediction easier.

Cancer / Oncology
Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:00:00 PDT
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here.

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs
How long can you detect marijuana in the body?
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:00:00 PDT
The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
These immune cells renew themselves after acute kidney injury
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A new study in mice finds that after acute kidney injury, kidney-resident macrophages reprogram to a state that is similar to those in newborn mice.