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  • Jul 2018

    What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?

    Certain situations will trigger an adrenaline rush, which is the release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland. This defense mechanism causes an increased heart rate, sweating, and pupil dilation. People can control an adrenaline rush with slow breathing and calming techniques. Learn more about an adrenaline rush here.

  • Jul 2018

    What to know about end-stage kidney disease

    End-stage kidney disease is the last stage of chronic kidney disease when the kidneys stop functioning properly. Without sufficient kidney function, waste products begin to build up in a person's blood, causing a variety of symptoms. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of end-stage kidney disease.

  • Jul 2018

    Causes and treatment of chronic prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in the pelvic area. Treatment often involves antibiotics. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the treatment options for BPH?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Seven ways to treat a UTI without antibiotics

    Antibiotics are a common and effective treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), but they come with risks. Some UTIs can go away on their own, and several home remedies can speed up this process. In this article, we discuss the benefits and risks of antibiotics and provide seven home remedies to treat UTIs.

  • Jul 2018

    What is the normal range for a creatinine blood test?

    A creatinine blood test measures how much creatinine is in the blood. It is used to check kidney function, and high levels may indicate the kidney is damaged. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood for testing, and there is no special preparation necessary. Learn more about the test here.

  • Jul 2018

    Lithotripsy for stones: What to expect

    Lithotripsy is a procedure that uses shock waves or lasers to break down stones in the kidneys, bladder, or ureter. In this article, learn about how the procedure works, the success rate, how to prepare, and what to expect during recovery. We also cover the possible risks and side effects.

  • Jun 2018

    Is having vaginal pressure during pregnancy normal?

    It is normal to feel a heaviness or pressure on the vagina or pelvis during pregnancy. The common causes of vaginal or pelvic pressure are different in the early and late trimesters but are not usually cause for concern. In this article, we look at common causes, when to see a doctor, and how to relieve symptoms.

  • Jun 2018

    How can you stop a chronic UTI?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What is penicillamine?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    Why is my urine foamy?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    How to use Epsom salt for constipation relief

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What to know about ileus

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What is a urine specific gravity test?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes breath to smell like urine?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes bile duct obstruction?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What to know about bladder polyps

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    Why does my urine smell like sulfur?

    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.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes hydronephrosis?

    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.

  • May 2018

    What to expect with bladder removal surgery

    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.

  • May 2018

    What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

    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.

  • May 2018

    What is pyuria?

    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.

  • May 2018

    Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?

    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.

  • May 2018

    Why does my urine smell like popcorn?

    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.

  • May 2018

    Bladder spasms: Everything you need to know

    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.