The Weatherman is calling for 80-90 degree days and a lot of sunshine, which can only mean one thing–summer is officially underway here in the Carolinas. *Que the backyard BBQs, weekend beach trips, days on the boat, and cases of mild to severe dehydration! That’s right, while the summer is a time for fun in
Four Tips to Travel “Accident-Free” With Overactive Bladder (OAB) Symptoms For the 33+ million Americans who suffer from overactive bladder symptoms, the idea of traveling, road trips, and family vacations can seem impossible. The truth is, with some careful planning and a bit of preparation, it’s more than possible! There is no reason to let
If you’ve ever experienced a UTI or a urinary tract infection, you know the painful symptoms that are associated with the condition, the process your doctor goes through to diagnose the infection, the antibiotic and natural treatment options, and the measures you should take to prevent the infection from recurring. But, chances are you’re not
What doctors refer to as “nephrolithiasis”, you might know as kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard mineral based masses that typically form in the kidneys or urinary tract and cause an immense amount of pain. About 90% of stones can be treated to pass through the system on their own, but some are too large
An overactive bladder can be a nuisance. Luckily, there are some exercises that will help improve urinary health and strength. These five exercises have been proven to help most patients control their overactive bladder and take back control of their lives: Pelvic Floor Ball Squeezes To begin, an exercise ball and a sturdy chair
Most people are concerned about gaining weight around the holidays, but few people take into consideration their urological health. During the holiday season, many people have an increased risk of compromising their health due to the tendency to splurge on treats that wouldn’t necessarily be part of their regular diet. When these foods are
Stress urinary incontinence is typically seen when women laugh, cough, sneeze, lift something heavy, or engage in strenuous physical activity, such as running. In its most severe form, stress incontinence may even occur with movements as small as rolling over in bed or standing up.
Many byproducts of what you eat and drink are directly excreted into the urinary tract. If your diet consists of foods or drinks that are known bladder irritants, your OAB symptoms may become worse. So take precaution and avoid these foods and beverages that may irritate the bladder:
Demographically, the average age of diagnosis is 64 years. Approximately 62,000 people each year are diagnosed with this disease and although it affects both sexes, it is more common in men. Below we’re answering some of the top questions about the causes and treatment of kidney cancer.