• Healthy Kidney Develop these Healthy Habits to Safeguard your Kidneys
    Develop these Healthy Habits to Safeguard your Kidneys Most people take their kidney function for granted-that is, until they develop a problem. Not all kidney problems are life threatening, but they can be bothersome. Develop the following healthy habits to keep yours functioning properly. Drink Plenty of Water The most important thing you can do … Continue reading "Develop these Healthy Habits to Safeguard your Kidneys"...
  • Effects of Fluoride on Kidney Patients Effects of Fluoride on Kidney Patients
    Effects of Fluoride on Kidney Patients Those with decreased kidney function are often encouraged to drink more water. What they are typically not told is that the type of water they are drinking is extremely important. Fluoride in drinking water is an especially big problem for kidney patients-here’s what you need to know. Your Kidneys: … Continue reading "Effects of Fluoride on Kidney Patients"...
  • Overactive Bladder Syndrome Do you Have it and What can be Done about It Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Do you Have it and What can be Done about It?
    Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Do you Have it and What can be Done about It? The average person urinates six to eight times each day. As much as ten to twelve times could be normal if you consume a large amount of fluids or take medication that has a diuretic effect. Many people who pee more … Continue reading "Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Do you Have it and What can be Done about It?"...
  • The Surprising Connection between UTIs and Dementia The Surprising Connection between UTIs and Dementia
    The Surprising Connection between UTIs and Dementia In younger people, the presence of a urinary tract infection can bring about signs such as increased frequency or a burning sensation when peeing. The aging process can alter your immune system, so you may not necessarily experience these same symptoms as you grow older. For many seniors, … Continue reading "The Surprising Connection between UTIs and Dementia"...
  • What Effect Does Sodium Have on the Kidneys? What Effect Does Sodium Have on the Kidneys?
    A certain amount of sodium is required for good health. Unfortunately, many processed and fast foods contain unusually high amounts of sodium, which can have a detrimental effect on numerous organs, particularly the kidneys. How much sodium is recommended, and what levels are desirable for optimum kidney function? Read on to find out the answers … Continue reading "What Effect Does Sodium Have on the Kidneys?"...
  • Urinary Retention: What is it and What Should I do about It? Urinary Retention: What is it and What Should I do about It?
    Urinary Retention: What is it and What Should I do about It? If you have ever felt as though you had to pee but couldn’t, you are not imagining things. Thousands of people are affected by urinary retention, a condition that makes it difficult to fully empty their bladder. How serious this condition is depends … Continue reading "Urinary Retention: What is it and What Should I do about It?"...
  • Urinary Urgency: Just how Urgent is It? Urinary Urgency: Just how Urgent is It?
    Urinary Urgency:  Just how Urgent is It? We all know what it feels like to have an overwhelming urge to urinate. Most of the time, this feeling comes when we ignore our body’s early warning signals, but in other cases, it can seemingly arise out of nowhere. When a person has a sudden, intense urge … Continue reading "Urinary Urgency: Just how Urgent is It?"...
  • Know these Common Risk Factors for Kidney Stones Know these Common Risk Factors for Kidney Stones
    Know these Common Risk Factors for Kidney Stones The National Kidney Foundation estimates that 500,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to kidney stones. Furthermore, some people will suffer repeated bouts of kidney stones throughout their lifetimes. Certain risk factors can make you more susceptible to this condition, including the following. #1. Genetics … Continue reading "Know these Common Risk Factors for Kidney Stones"...
  • The Role of Alcohol on your Kidneys The Role of Alcohol on your Kidneys
    The Role of Alcohol on your Kidneys The effects of alcohol on your health is a hotly-debated topic among members of the medical community. Some tout the antioxidant effects of wine as beneficial, while others are concerned with alcohol’s potential to damage the liver. When it comes to your kidneys, there are pros and cons … Continue reading "The Role of Alcohol on your Kidneys"...
  • uti-kids-nephrology UTIs in Kids: How to Know if your Child is Affected
    UTIs in Kids: How to Know if your Child is Affected Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs can affect people of any age, but are especially problematic when contracted by young children who may not be able to clearly articulate their symptoms. Since early treatment is important, parents should be aware of the following signs and … Continue reading "UTIs in Kids: How to Know if your Child is Affected"...

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