Does Soda Cause Kidney Stones?

  Kidney stones are hard, pebble-like deposits made from minerals and salts that form in your kidneys. About 11% of men and 7% of women suffer from kidney stones, and they have a track record for occurring more than once. They can be extremely painful as they pass. The pain from kidney stones has been

Surgical Options for Treatment of Male Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary loss of urine due to stress or strain on the bladder. Such leakage most often occurs with activities such as laughing, coughing, or sneezing. The most common cause of stress incontinence is prostate cancer treatment. Surgery and/or radiation for prostate cancer can affect the external urethral sphincter muscle,

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7 Ways To Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) This Summer

Urinary Tract Infections are one of the most common infections among individuals, especially women. UTIs are responsible for more than 8.1 million visits to physicians’ offices per year and about five percent of all visits to primary care physicians. Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one symptomatic

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5 Signs Your Partner Might Have Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie's disease is caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis, making it curve upward or to the side, causing discomfort and penile deformity.

A Woman’s Guide to Treating Urinary Incontinence

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.

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10 Foods to Avoid With an Overactive Bladder

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:

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Answers to Your Top Questions About Kidney Cancer

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.

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Congratulations to the Panthers on a Good Season

Even though the Carolina Panthers didn’t win the 50th Super Bowl, they’ve had an amazing season and have a lot to show for it. Just making it to the Super Bowl is a feat—so congratulations to the Panthers on a great season in 2015! The Panthers averaged 31.3 points per game and won 15 of

Male Infertility

How do you know if you have a problem with fertility? Infertility is defined as having a year or more of timed intercourse during your partner’s ovulation and still not being able to conceive. While both the man and woman’s reproductive health should be evaluated for problems, it’s likely to be a combination of both

HIFU Approved for Prostate Cancer Treatment: A Urologist in Charlotte Is Among the First to Perform

Perhaps you scheduled a trip to the Bahamas last holiday season—to get prostate cancer surgery? That’s right, before high intensity focused ultrasound (better and more easily known as HIFU) was legal in the United States, Charlotte’s very well-known Dr. Samuel Peretsman traveled outside the country to help his Charlotte-based patients get this procedure done. He

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