Maybe you’ve noticed that you’re rushing to the restroom lately. Or you’re waking up in the middle of the night to go. Perhaps you're needing to take way more breaks at work to pee. There are many potential causes of frequent urination. They include, but are not limited to, an increase in water intake, a urinary… Continue reading 10 Medications That May Cause Increased Urination
What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder marked by the growth of many fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in your kidneys. These cysts can grow to replace normal kidney tissue over time, leading to reduced kidney function and, potentially, kidney failure. About 600,000 people are believed to have PKD in the United States, according to the… Continue reading What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
New Test May Make Kidney Stone Diagnosis More Convenient
An experimental rapid urine test may dramatically change the diagnosis process for kidney stones, a common health issue for adults. The test could return results within 30 minutes, which might one day help reduce the need for 24-hour urine collection and weeklong waits for lab results, according to results of a pilot study published in… Continue reading New Test May Make Kidney Stone Diagnosis More Convenient
Kidney Disease in Children
Kidney disease in children occurs when damage to the kidneys results in their inability to properly filter waste products and excess fluid out of the blood. This damage can have several different causes, and it may be sudden and temporary (acute) or long-lasting (chronic). While kidney disease in children is not very common, kidney conditions… Continue reading Kidney Disease in Children
First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Embolization. So What Is It?
First lady Melania Trump underwent surgery on Monday, May 14, 2018, to treat a benign kidney condition, according to a statement issued by the White House. The 48-year-old Trump is recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The intervention, termed an embolization, was successful without any complications, read an announcement from… Continue reading First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Embolization. So What Is It?
What Is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) happens when your kidneys gradually lose their ability to filter waste products and excess fluid from your blood. At first, it typically causes no symptoms, but as your kidney function deteriorates and waste products build up in your blood, you may begin to feel sick. Your kidneys can become damaged and… Continue reading What Is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention