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Overactive bladder (OAB) is a medical condition that can lead to embarrassment and frustration. The main symptoms of overactive bladder are the urgency to urinate and feeling that you have to use the restroom frequently. For some people overactive bladder can interfere with their sleeping patterns
How does hepatorenal syndrome develop, and what are the most effective ways of managing it? This new study looks at the options.
Urinary bladder diseases are a group of medical conditions that effect the bladder, an organ that stores urine. Bladder diseases can be short-term, chronic or fatal and effect people of all ages.
Although anyone can contract a urinary tract infection, women are more susceptible to them. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Women have a shorter urethra, which cuts down on the distance bacteria must travel to reach the bladder."
Incontinence is often not adequately assessed or treated, especially in older women. Learn more about the many interventions that may help.
Urinary retention is a common disorder of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, sphincter muscles and urethra. Although urinary retention may not seem like a serious medical complication, it can cause significant damage to the bladder and kidneys if left untreated.
Don't miss this comprehensive review on the use of vaginal pessaries to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections or UTI's, are serious health problems that primarily affect women. Men can also get serious bladder infections, but not as often as women. There are many causes, but with proper precautions, these infections can often be avoided. If bladder
In this article you will learn how to recognize symptoms of depression from dialysis and how to seek help dealing with it.
Bladder Tacking and Vaginal ProcedurePatients now have a few choices when it comes to bladder tacking procedures. Some may decide to undergo a surgical procedure or have bladder tacking done by injection. The type of procedure is decided based on the type of leakage being produced. In the...
While clinical guidelines can be helpful in assisting clinicians in the treatment of diseases such as glomerulonephritis, this article emphasizes the importance of individualizing treatment for some patients, as well.
Complete erosion of the glans, urethra, and penile skin can be an outcome from long-term use of an indwelling bladder catheter.
A new phosphate-binding drug dramatically cuts pill burden and improves adherence, according to this study.
There's no way around it: yes, it usually hurts when a kidney stone passes. To minimize pain and prevent future stones from forming, it's helpful to understand what a kidney stone is and how it can be treated.
Urinary tract infections are common inflammations of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys and the ureters, as well as the bladder and the urethra. Lower urinary tract infections are those inflammations that affect the bladder and/or the urethra. These infections tend to be less serious tha
Renal failure (kidney disease) is a disease condition referring to impaired kidney function. The kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs, are located in the mid-back region, one on each side of the vertebral column. They lie in back of the abdominal cavity. The kidneys are principally responsible for