Prostate Cancer Symptoms: Early Indicators and Screening Guidelines

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer: The prostate is a small gland, that produces fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. The prostate is found beneath the bladder and in front of the rectum, surrounding the urethra. Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in the prostate gland and spreads to nearby organs and tissues including the bladder,…

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Management of Kidney Stones and Incontinence

What is Incontinence? Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is an involuntary leakage of urine. The affected person urinates when they do not intend to. They cannot control their urinary sphincter. There are different types of urinary incontinence including: Stress incontinence: The urine leaks when you put pressure on your bladder by coughing,…

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Lithotripsy Side Effects: What to Expect After Kidney Stone Treatment

What is Lithotripsy? Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that treats kidney stones. It aims shock waves at the abdomen to fragment stones in the kidney. After this procedure, the tiny pieces of stones pass out through urine. The full name for this treatment is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.  In this procedure, the patient lies on…

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Collagen Supplements: Exploring Potential Side Effects on Kidney Health

What are Collagen Supplements? Collagen is a protein. It is a very abundant protein in the human body. Collagen is one of the primary building blocks of your skin, muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. This protein is also present in your organs, blood vessels and intestinal lining. Certain foods are rich in…

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