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Kidney Care for People With Diabetes: Diabetic kidney disease can lead to renal failure, and the detection of urinary mucroalbumin can be an early warning. Kidney Care for People with Diabetes
Diabetes can cause diabetic kidney disease (also called diabetic nephropathy), which can lead to kidney failure.  Learn how the presence of microalbumin in the urine can be an early sign of diabetic kidney disease, and what you can do to help prevent this condition. Play Video


Kidney Stones: Treatment for kidney stones, or calculi, which are hardened mineral deposits, may include surgery, ureteroscopy, or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Kidney Stones
Kidney stones (calculi) are hardened mineral deposits that form in the kidney. The medical term for this condition is nephrolithiasis, or renal stone disease. Treatment options can range from Ureteroscopy, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and surgery. Play Video


Pap Smear: Pap Smears are an excellent wayto detect precancerous conditions that can develop into cervical cancer, which is highly treatable if detected early. Pap Smear
A Pap Smear is a test of a sample of cells taken from a woman’s cervix. It is the best tool to detect precancerous conditions and hidden, small tumors that may lead to cervical cancer. If detected early, cervical cancer can be cured. Play Video


Prostate Cancer: More males are being diagnosed early for prostate cancer, which will be diagnosed in one out of six American men. Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is among the most common cancers diagnosed in men. In the US, one in six men will be diagnosed in his lifetimes. 2 While no one will say facing prostate cancer is easy, the good news is with increased awareness and screening, more men are diagnosed early. Play Video


Pyelonephritis: Chronic pyelonephrritis, which can scar the kidneys and lead to kidney failure, is most common in people susceptible to acute bouts of pyelonephritis. Pyelonephritis
Chronic pyelonephritis is persistent kidney inflammation that can scar the kidneys and may lead to chronic renal failure. This disease is most common in patients who are predisposed to recurrent acute pyelonephritis, such as those with urinary obstructions or vesicoureteral reflux. Play Video


Urethritis: Symptoms of this infection & inflammation of the urethra – urethritis – include discharge, urinary frequency, urgency, or itching. Urethritis
Urethritis is an infection-induced inflammation of the urethra. Symptoms may include urethral discharge, dysuria, urinary frequency, urgency, itching, orchalgia, menstrual cycle and a foreign body. Play Video


Urinary Incontinence: Over 13 million Americans – of all ages – sometimes experience urinary incontinence. Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is an inability to hold your urine until you get to a toilet. More than 13 million people in the United States—male and female, young and old—experience incontinence. Play Video


Urinary Tract Infection – Female: The second most common bodily infection, urinary tract infections (UTIs) afflict one in five females. Urinary Tract Infection – Female
Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. Play Video


Urinary Tract Infection – Male: While less common in men than in women, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can pose a serious risk when they happen. Urinary Tract Infection – Male
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect millions each year. UTIs in men are not as common as in women but can be very serious when they do occur. Play Video