Kidney Health Care

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Current Rank: 13 (Health & Medicine)
Site Description: Provides topics about the kidneys, kidney health and kidney and urologic diseases.
Date Joined: Dec 31, 2009

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Kidney Cysts - What Are Kidney Cysts?
on Jan 17, 2011 in kidney cysts cysts Cysts are closed pouches of tissues, which can be filled with air or fluid that can form anywhere in the body. Cysts forming in the kidneys are called kidney cysts or renal cysts that usually contain fluid. Kidney cysts may run in the family, and i...

The Nephron - Structure and Function of the Nephron
on Dec 2, 2010 in the nephron The Nephron Credit: NIDDK The nephron is the tiny filtering structure in your kidneys. Each of your kidneys contain more than a million tiny filtering nephrons that help clean your blood. Function of the Nephrons Your nephrons help: Remove excess...

What to do if you have Blood in your Urine?
on Sep 27, 2010 in blood in the urine hematuria bloody urine What Should You do if You Notice That Your Urine Has Blood? Having blood in the urine is termed as hematuria. In general, there are two types of hematuria. One type is, you have the problem but you do not notice it because there is very little blood...

Top Tests for Kidney Disease Screening
on Sep 18, 2010 in GFR glomerular filtration rate tests to screen for kidney disease Kidney disease may not present with symptoms during its early stages. In fact, your doctor may first detect that your have the condition when he or she performs a routine blood or urine test. There are simple tests that your doctor can use to detect...

FDA Requires New Warning Labels on Drugs Used in MRI Scans
on Sep 9, 2010 in kidney disease kidney health care news Enhanced screening recommended to detect kidney dysfunction Kidney Health Care News (September 10, 2010) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that they are requiring gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to carry new warning...

Experimental Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment Drug Benefits Patients In a Clinical Trial
on Aug 24, 2010 in prostate cancer advanced prostate cancer treatment An experimental drug called cabazitaxel "has improved the survival of some patients with advanced prostate cancer compared with those who received standard chemotherapy," according to a randomized phase III clinical trial. The results of t...

Prostate Inflammation and Delayed Puberty May Be Caused by Atrazine, Study Says
on Aug 23, 2010 in prostate inflammation news prostate Kidney Health Care News, August 24, 2010 - A recent study shows that male rats prenatally exposed to low doses of atrazine are more likely to develop prostate inflammation and to go through puberty later than non-exposed animals. The research, avai...

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Women
on Aug 19, 2010 in treatment for urinary incontinence in women urinary incontinence Many women experience urine leakage or urinary incontinence (UI) wherein there is involuntary loss of urine during activities like running or coughing. In others, they may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of uri...

Bladder Problems When You Have Diabetes
on Aug 19, 2010 in bladder problems diabetes bladder problems Bladder problems can occur because of damage to the nerves that control bladder function. Nerve damage can result from diabetes, trauma or injuries, and infections. Studies have shown that "more than half of men and women with diabetes have blad...

Gene Variants Linked to Kidney Disease In African Americans
on Aug 2, 2010 in kidney disease ckd chronic kidney disease Scientists discover variants of a gene that may help protect against a sometimes-deadly parasite infection, but also raises the risk for kidney disease in African Americans. The results of the study, published July 15, 2010 on the early online editio...

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