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Thallium-201 Dye & Kidney Function

According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 26 million people in the United States suffer from chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal disease. In certain cases, a doctor will prescribe tests involving the use of thallium-201 dye to test for impaired renal function....More...

UTI Disease Prognosis

The second most common form of infection in humans, urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the cause of more than 8 million visits to physicians in the United States every year. The prognosis for the average person who contracts a UTI is good. She will recover quickly with treatment. For a person wi...More...

Signs & Symptoms of Spleen Problems

The spleen, located in the upper portion of the abdomen on the left side of the body, plays an essential role in the proper functioning of the immune and circulatory system. A number of disorders and medical conditions can cause the spleen to become enlarged and function abnormally. When this occurs...More...

Kidney Function Recovery

The human kidney, even as it struggles to overcome damage and disease, can heal if the affected person maintains a proper diet, medication, exercise and works proactively with physicians and specialists....More...

Home Cures for Urinary Pain

Urinary tract infections (UTIs), and the pain that accompanies them, affect 10 million individuals a year. This accounts for nearly 8 million doctor visits yearly. Not everyone is able or willing to see a physician for their symptoms. More and more individuals are now opting for a home cure. The fol...More...

What Are the Treatments for Kidney Stone Pain?

Kidney stones are hard, solid, crystalline materials that form within the kidney or urinary tract. They can form due to dehydration and a decrease in urine volume. When kidney stones grow and obstruct the urine flow, they can cause severe pain. Most stones pass through the body naturally within time...More...

What Are the Pros & Cons of Being a Kidney Donor?

Can't decide? There are many pros and cons associated with kidney donation.The small person image by jura from Fotolia.comIf you have ever donated blood, you were probably filled with satisfaction that you contributed toward saving someone else's life. However, donating blood only takes a......More...

ACE + ARB = Adverse Events

If you have any patients on both an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and an angiotensin receptor blocker, you probably should discontinue one of those medications, says Dr. Jeffrey Berns....More...

What Are the Causes of Renal Pelvis Dilation?

Renal pelvis dilation is a condition that affects the urinary system and causes the kidney to swell with fluid. This condition is called hydronephrosis and primarily affects two population groups: infants and older adults. During pregnancy, anomalies in fetal development can result in kidney abnorma...More...

Diet to Reduce Kidney Stones Risk

A kidney stone is a small, hard deposit that can form in the kidney from substances in your urine. A stone can be excruciatingly painful if it travels down the urinary tract, and can even block the flow of urine. Your diet can reduce the risk of kidney stones, but what you eat and drink depends on t...More...

Mind Over Bladder May Lessen Leaks

The mind may offer a new path to better bladder control and a way to sidestep some of the embarrassing side effects of overactive bladder, a new study suggests....More...

What Causes Bladder Infection?

Frequent urination, burning while urinating and blood in the urine are signs of a bladder infection. Although these infections commonly affect women, men are also susceptible to bladder infections. There are numerous causes and recognizing these causes can help you avoid an infection and stop recurr...More...