Genitourinary Disorders

Kidney stones symptoms

If you have ever worked in an office, chances are you have heard someone’s horror stories about their kidney stones. The story of pain, medication and sometimes even surgery is something some people love to tell—even though going through it could have been one of the worst pains they ever felt. Kidney stones are small, […]

Prostate infections

The prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system. It produces fluids that help to transport the sperm from the testicles through the penis into the female body during ejaculation. The prostate gland is located below the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The urethra is the tube in which urine travels from the […]

Prostatitis treatment

Prostatitis is a medical term that encompasses several disorders that all cause inflammation or infection of the prostate gland in men. General symptoms of this disease include fever, malaise, pain in the low back and perineum, issues with sexual function including lowered sexual libido and even impotence. Prostatitis can cause an obstruction of the urinary […]

Prostate cancer

In the United States prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death of men and is the most common type of cancer. Prostate cancer is considered a common disease that older men get. Prostate cancer is caused by an uncontrollable growth of cells in the prostate that leads to the formation of a malignant […]

Kidney infection

The kidneys are located on both sides of the body near the lower back, just under the diaphragm. Urine is drained from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called ureters. From the bladder the urine leaves the body through the urethra. The kidneys have an important function in the body which is filtering the […]

Kidney failure

The kidneys are a vital part of the body and perform many roles in the functioning of the body. The kidneys filter the blood of waste materials and balance the level of electrolytes, help the body in producing red blood cells and also controlling the blood pressure in the body. When kidney failure occurs it […]

UTI treatment

Having a urinary tract infection can be a very serious health concern and affects millions of people every year. This type of infection is the second most common infection that you can have in your body. It is more common among women than men and the reasons for this are still unknown. Even though there […]

Kidney back pain

Many people suffer from back pain. Sometimes it can be hard to tell exactly where the back pain is coming from. It is not uncommon for people to mistake a pain that is actually coming from their kidney for pain that feels like a muscle cramp in their back. When we have a kidney infection […]

Urinary tract infection (UTI)

The urinary system in your body is made up of the ureters, bladder, kidneys and urethra. It is possible to have a urinary tract infection in any part of your urinary system, but most commonly it occurs in the lower part of the system. This involves the bladder and the urethra. A urinary tract infection […]