Urologists and nephrologists both treat kidney problems. Urologists are surgical specialists who focus on anatomical or structural disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. They treat problems such as kidney stones, kidney blockages and kidney cancer. Urologists are qualified to perform surgery and outpatient medical procedures to correct such conditions. Nephrologists are medical specialists who focus on disorders that affect the way the kidneys work such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Nephrologists prescribe nonsurgical medical treatments for these disorders.
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While diaper rash is most common in infants, adults are also at risk of developing the condition, particularly those who wear adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. In this article, we look at how to treat adult diaper rash using home remedies and explain when a person should seek medical treatment.
Bladder cysts are sac-like growths filled with fluid or gas in or around the bladder. Cysts can develop anywhere on the body, and bladder cysts are not common. Bladder cysts are usually noncancerous. They can be diagnosed using ultrasound imaging. Symptoms in men and women can include painful or excessive urination.
Edema refers to swelling caused by excess fluid. When swollen skin remains indented after being pressed, this is called pitting edema. It is most common in the legs, ankles, and feet. Several conditions and factors, such as pregnancy, can cause pitting edema. Learn how it is identified, treated, and prevented here.
For the first time, researchers find a link between antibiotics and an increased risk of kidney stones. It seems that young people are most affected.
People with chronic kidney disease need to avoid eating potassium-rich foods. Damaged kidneys cannot process potassium properly, which can then build up in the blood and cause weakness, fatigue, and tingling. In this article, learn which high-potassium foods to avoid with kidney disease and what to replace them with.
Urine is normally warm because it comes from inside the body, which has a core temperature of 98.6°F. Hot urine occurs when urine is hotter than normal, such as during a fever, or when a person has a burning feeling while urinating. This is often caused by an infection, and the causes can differ between men and women.
Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely.
A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups.
A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.
A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.
A person will usually urinate more frequently at certain times of day and when they are well hydrated. However, some medical conditions cause a person to pee too often or not often enough. Pregnancy and advancing age can also play a role. Here, learn what causes irregular or frequent urination and how to manage it.
Bladder endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis where endometrial tissue grows on, or inside, the bladder. Symptoms include bladder pain and frequent urination. It does not directly affect fertility. Bladder endometriosis may be mistaken for interstitial cystitis. Treatments include surgery or hormone therapy.
It is usually best to go to the bathroom when the urge hits, but sometimes life gets in the way. Here, learn about the possible complications of holding in pee, including urinary tract infections, damaged pelvic floor muscles, cramping, kidney stones, and more. We also discuss tips for reaching a toilet in time.
Nitrites appear in the urine when a person has a bacterial infection in their bladder, ureter, or kidneys. Who should be tested for nitrites, and how are they formed? Learn more here. We also describe symptoms of urinary tract and kidney infections, as well as their treatments and possible complications.
Peeing while coughing is a form of stress incontinence. It can happen to men and women and is associated with physical activity, such as running or jumping, when pressure is put on the bladder and urine is released unintentionally. Learn about this condition here, including causes, management, and what to do.
In this article, learn about the possible causes of white particles in urine for both men and women, including UTIs, kidney stones, STIs, yeast infections, prostatitis, and pregnancy. We also list additional symptoms to watch out for, such as white discharge or burning, and explain when you should talk to a doctor.
It is normal to feel pressure on the bladder when needing to urinate, but some people feel this pressure constantly. Interstitial cystitis is often responsible for this feeling, and we explore the causes of this condition. We also discuss other symptoms, treatments, and how to prevent the feeling. Learn more here.
In this article, we take a closer look at how safe and effective baking soda is for treating urinary tract infections, otherwise known as UTIs. Also, we recommend other home remedies and treatments for the symptoms of UTIs, which can be uncomfortable and debilitating but are a common occurrence, especially for women.
This article explains how and why urine tested for epithelial cells, what the results mean, and which conditions cause an increase in epithelial cells.
Eating too much fiber can cause bloating, gas, and constipation. Find out how much fiber is too much and how to relieve symptoms in this article.