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Resources for Kidney and Urinary System Disorders

Overview of Kidney Disorders

Detailed information on kidney conditions, including kidney function, nephrology, kidney problem causes, kidney disease symptoms, and 1 labeled, full-color anatomical illustration

Renal Vascular Disease

Detailed information on renal vascular disease, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and a full-color anatomical illustration

Overview of Urogenital Disorders

Detailed information on urology, the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders and the genital tract or reproductive system in the male, and urogenital disorders

Analgesic Nephropathy

Detailed information on analgesic nephropathy, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and acute kidney failure

Anatomy of the Urinary System

Detailed anatomical description of the urinary system, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations

Bladder Cancer

Detailed information on bladder cancer, including symptoms, types, causes, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Kidney Cancer

Detailed information on renal cell cancer, the most common type of kidney cancer, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Cystocele (Fallen Bladder)

Cystocele is the name for a hernia-like disorder in women that occurs when the wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder to drop or sag into the vagina.

Urogenital Disorders

Detailed information on the most common urogenital disorders, including bladder cancer, cystocele (fallen bladder), hematuria, blood in the urine, impotence, erectile dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, male factor infertility, prostate disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux


Detailed information on glomerulosclerosis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment


Detailed information on glomerulonephritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Goodpasture Syndrome

Detailed information on Goodpasture syndrome, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Detailed information on hemolytic uremic syndrome, including cause, progression, treatment, and statistics

Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Male Factor Infertility

Problems with the production and maturation of sperm are the most common causes of male infertility.

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a complex, chronic disorder marked by an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. It can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder and decreased bladder capacity.

Nephrotic Syndrome

Detailed information on nephrotic syndrome, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment

Neurogenic Bladder

Detailed information on neurogenic bladder, including complications, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the erection tissue of the penis.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Detailed information on the different types of polycystic kidney disease, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, and acquired cystic kidney disease

Prostate Disease

Detailed information on the most common types of prostate disease, including prostatism, prostatitis, prostatalgia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence (erectile dysfunction), and urinary incontinence

Topic Index - Urology

Detailed information on the most common urogenital disorders, including analgesic nephropathy, bladder cancer, cystocele (fallen bladder), end stage renal disease, glomerulonephritis, glomerulosclerosis, goodpasture syndrome, hematuria (blood in the urine

Kidney Stones

Detailed information on kidney stones, including types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary tract infections are a serious, but common, health problem that affects millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to urinary tract infections.

Prostate Cancer

In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.

Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.
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