Blood in the urine and chronic back pain may indicate kidney stones or a tumour and anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately consult a urologist. Dr Laurie Blake from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says in about a third of cases of blood in urine the reasons may be due to medication, food and drinks or […]
Nocturia (excessive urination at night), may be linked to sleep deprivation, poor health and lower work productivity, according to recent research. The condition, which a study shows affects one in three people over 30, is one of the most common urinary problems, yet only a fraction seek medical help. A US study notes that nocturia
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more likely to develop in women compared with men, but men are more likely to progress to kidney failure requiring renal replacement therapy. Now new research sheds light on this apparent contradiction by revealing that age-related kidney function decline occurs more rapidly in healthy men vs women. In the Renal
The renal system, also known as the urinary system, consists of the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. Overview The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering minerals from the blood, maintaining overall fluid balance, excreting waste products, and regulating blood volume to name a few. The kidneys are very important organs in the body.
Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) who decide to forego dialysis and opt for ‘conservative management’ spend less time in hospital and some may get better symptom relief, but they do not live as long as those who choose dialysis. Recently reported new data have added to the body of knowledge on this topic, including
Dr Craig Mamitele, Urologist at the urology hospital in Pretoria had a conversation with Wasanga Mehana on 702 about how too many nightly toilet visits may impede health and productivity and whether this condition is treatable. http://www.702.co.za/podcasts/110/the-best-of-early-breakfast/307730/nocturia-excessive-urination-at-night
Do you know what the signs of kidney stones are and when should you worry about them? People who suffer from recurring kidney stones are at elevated risk of renal disease and possible death, according to recent research. Researchers at Mayo Clinic reported that patients with recurring kidney stones were over three times more at risk
Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has become so common that diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) has leapt ahead of high blood pressure as the leading cause of kidney failure in much of the world. Kidney failure is a serious matter: The kidneys’ job is to filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood circulating through