CategoryGenitourinary Disorders

Management Tips for Living With an Overactive Bladder

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Living with an overactive or weak bladder can leave you constantly concerned that you might have a leak or that you will struggle to find the bathroom in time. It can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and a constant cause of stress – no matter the underlying cause. It can ruin your sleep, prevent you from exercising and make everything more difficult than it should be. It may be consolation to learn...

How to Deal With Continuous Incontinence

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Continuous incontinence is a type of incontinence that causes the continuous release of urine throughout the day. Unlike stress incontinence, which occurs normally during laughter, coughing or sneezing, continuous incontinence requires no particular trigger and will instead be a constant ‘seepage’. In some cases the patient will be aware of their incontinence, while in others they may...

Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones

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Without intervention from a physician, kidney stones will pass through the body naturally – but this is incredibly painful and can lead to a range of complications and issues. Thus lithotripsy is the destruction of gallstones or kidney stones which can be achieved in a number of ways. Here the stones are broken or pulverized using a variety of methods and this then allows them to be removed as...

Stress Incontinence Treatment

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Stress incontinence, also known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or ‘effort incontinence’ is a condition that causes the loss of small amounts of urine during coughing, sneezing, exercising, sudden movements, laughing, crying etc. This then refers to physical stress as in strain, on the pelvic floor muscles, as opposed to psychological stress (though psychological causes can also...

Easy, Natural Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

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Kidney stones are no joke. These are mineral crystallizations that can form inside the kidney and require dangerous surgery to remove. Many people will choose surgery over opting to pass the stones however, which is infamous for being one of the most painful things you can go through. Kidney stones are very painful then and are increasingly on the rise with around one million Americans developing...

What Is Stress Incontinence?

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Stress incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence that is caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. This then means that any type of physical stress, such as sneezing, coughing or being jolted in the car can be enough to cause incontinence. This can be very unpleasant for sufferers to live with and is potentially embarrassing as well as impractical. So what causes stress incontinence...

How to Treat and Prevent a Lower UTI

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A UTI is a ‘urinary tract infection’ and is caused by a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. This condition is more common in women than in men owing to men having a longer urinary tract, though it can occur in both sexes. Half of women will experience a UTI at some point in their lives. UTIs are unpleasant conditions that can cause burning during urination, stomach ache, frequent urination...

How to Kidney Cleanse

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When you think about how to kidney cleanse, you might conjure up images of sour tasting drinks, undesirable foods, and medications that make you choke. However, there are lots of ways to cleanse a kidney and lots of good reasons to do so. Why Do a Kidney Cleanse Your kidneys are the filtration system for your entire body. They clean out the toxins from medications, pesticides, and other...

How to Improve Kidney Function

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The kidneys fulfil the all important role of filtering our blood to remove waste products. This means that they are crucial for the regulation of our toilet habits, and it means that they are crucial for removing the waste from our blood – without our kidneys alcohol wouldn’t leave our blood and we would stay drunk. Likewise the water balance in our bodies would be incorrect, and kidney...

Pros and Cons of Being a Kidney Donor

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If you are thinking of being a kidney donor then this is a very serious decision to make. On the one hand you will be saving someone’s life, and that is a great feeling that will make a huge different to you and to them and their family. However at the same time it is not a decision to take lightly as it will mean going through a serious operation that carries risks, and losing something...

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