Kidney Stone Prevention

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Jan 3, 2017 11:07:59 AM
If you’ve already experienced the pain and discomfort associated with kidney stones, you probably don’t want to go through that again. Because people who’ve had kidney stones have a 50% risk of getting them again within 10 years, you need to know what to do to reduce your risk.
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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology

Kidney Stones: How to Decide to Go to the ER or the Urologist

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Dec 27, 2016 10:35:34 AM
Kidney stones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the type and severity. It can be tough to tell if you have kidney stones, let alone whether or not you’re in immediate need of medical attention. So how do you know if you should go to the ER or a urologist for your kidney stones?
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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology

What to Know about Kidney Stones

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Dec 19, 2016 12:05:57 PM
About 9% of the population, or 1 in 11 people, will get kidney stones at some point in their lifetime. Kidney stones can be painful and difficult to pass. But what are they exactly?
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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology

How to Help with Your Partner's Urologic Condition

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Nov 7, 2016 11:31:38 AM
Do your husband’s bathroom visits in the middle of the night wake you up? Is he having physical troubles that are affecting your sex life?

Your spouse’s urologic condition can be irritating for him, but it can affect you too.

That’s why it’s important to know the common urologic conditions, symptoms, and treatments for men. Because when a urologic disorder starts, you might notice it before he does, and that could prevent problems that might affect you both.

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Topics: Incontinence, Urology, Prostate Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Enlarged Prostate

8 Surprising Ways You Can Decrease Your Risk of Kidney Stones

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Oct 24, 2016 11:00:20 AM

Kidney stones are uncomfortable, difficult to pass, and one of the most common kidney disorders that can occur. 1 in 10 people will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. We’ve all heard the term kidney stones, but what exactly are they?

A kidney stone is a solid collection of salts that can be found in your kidneys or urinary tract, and usually passes through the bladder on its own. The most common type of kidney stones is calcium-oxalate kidney stones, but other types include uric acid, struvite, and cystine kidney stones.

Kidney stones can cause pain and irritation during the passing process. Luckily, there are preventative strategies you can implement to reduce your risk of getting kidney stones.

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Topics: Urology, Kidney Stones

6 Ways to Manage Urinary Incontinence after Having a Baby

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Oct 5, 2016 11:12:25 AM

Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when there’s an involuntary loss of urine originating from stress on the bladder, frequent urges, hormone changes, and more.

There are different types of UI, but the most common are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

Stress incontinence is caused by the physical changes from pregnancy and results in an involuntary loss of urine during physical actions like coughing, laughing, or sneezing.

Urge incontinence is caused by damaged nerve endings in the bladder and can result in frequent urges to urinate that cause leaks.

Many women experience urinary incontinence during pregnancy, and some of those women continue to have symptoms after having the baby. With all of the other responsibilities keeping you busy after pregnancy, you shouldn’t have to worry about urinary incontinence.

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Topics: Incontinence, Urology

4 Ways to Maintain Urologic Health

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Sep 20, 2016 3:50:15 PM
Many have been there: urology is the last thing on your mind, until an issue comes up. From frequent urination to kidney stones, there are many urologic conditions that can be a roadblock in your daily routine. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prevent or improve these issues.
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Topics: Urology, Incontinence

The Causes and Treatments of Incontinence

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Sep 7, 2016 12:13:34 PM

Urinary incontinence: It's the medical term for loss of bladder control, which results in inconvenient – and embarrassing – urine leaks. According to the American Urological Association Foundation, more than 15 million men and women suffer from incontinence.

Incontinence may be caused by:

  • Diabetes

  • Enlarged prostate

  • Weak bladder muscles
  • Urinary tract infections

  • Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
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Topics: Urology, Incontinence