WMUA BLOG

Kidney Stones Recurrence and Heart Trouble

New research suggests that those who have an issue with recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, causing an increased risk for heart disease.

It’s becoming more evident that kidney stones can often act like raised blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes in being a warning sign for cardiovascular disease.
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Hematuria in Children and Teenagers

Hematuria – or blood in urine – is a fairly common issue, especially in children and teenagers. Most of the time hematuria is not cause for concern.

There are two kinds of hematuria:

  1. Microscopic hematuria occurs when blood in the urine is only visible under a microscope, and is invisible to the naked eye. Most cases of microscopic hematuria go away without causing other issues, and the child
  2. Gross hematuria means that there are enough red blood cells in a person’s urine to turn it red. This type of hematuria also usually clears up on its own without complications, but sometimes it’s a sign of a more serious condition.

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What to do if your partner has erectile dysfunction

Approximately 18 percent of all men in the U.S. have ED, with a much higher risk occurring after age 40. Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be an extremely difficult issue for both partners involved.

As the partner of someone with ED, it is important to think of it from his perspective. Try not to take it personally, as many will, as ED usually has a combination of causes, and it is very rare for the cause of ED to be the other partner.
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Are You at Risk for Testicular Cancer?

Last year, it was estimated that 8,820 new cases of testicular cancer were diagnosed. The rate of testicular cancer has been increasing around the world for many decades, but our knowledge of this disease has also expanded.

Learn more about the known risk factors for testicular cancer.
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Low Testosterone Infographic

It is normal for testosterone levels to decline as you age, but low testosterone can cause a range of symptoms. Whether it is low libido or decreased muscle mass, low testosterone looks different from person-to-person…and it affects more people than you may think. Learn more about the signs and statistics of low testosterone in our infographic.
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The Best Foods for Prostate Health

While prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide, it is believed that diet can influence prostate health. In addition to seeing your physician regularly, try adding these foods to your diet to boost your health.
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Myths about Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections or UTIs are a common issue, causing nearly 10 million doctors visits every year. UTIs affect more women than men, and it’s estimated that one in every five women will have one or more UTIs in her lifetime.

While a prevalent problem, there are also many misconceptions surrounding UTIs.

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Low Testosterone – What are the Warning Signs?

Testosterone is not simply related to how “macho” a man is…it can be related to risk of other diseases as well. Men with a testosterone deficiency are at a higher risk of many serious illnesses and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

Once detected, your doctor can suggest treatment for your low testosterone. But how do you know if you have a deficiency in the first place? Here are some key warning signs:

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Prostate Cancer Prevention: It May Start With Your Diet

Here is yet another reason why vegetables are vital to your health. Recent research published in Cancer Causes & Control finds that eating a plant-based diet and limiting intake of alcohol may help lower the risk of obesity-related cancers, especially prostate cancer.

Researches analyzed long-term medical and dietary data from 2,983 American men and women. Over the course of 17 years, 480 obesity-related cancers were diagnosed among those participating in the study.

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How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur often in children (more often in girls than boys), though symptoms vary between infants/young children and older children. In a young child, the only sign of a UTI may be a fever.

UTIs are caused when bacteria infect the urinary tract (the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). Infections usually take place in the lower part of the tract – the urethra and bladder – and are referred to as cystitis. If the infection travels to the kidneys, it is a more serious condition called pyelonephritis.

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