Interesting Urology Facts: Conditions that contribute to bladder symptoms

We frequently see patients that are dealing with one health condition but then begin to see bothersome urological symptoms set in.  Patient are often surprised that their current condition could be related to these bladder symptoms. Overactive bladder symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency and leakage may be experienced with conditions such as Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and a variety of musculoskeletal issues that affect the nerves running down the spine.

Kidney Stones Fast Facts #3

Not all stones are created equal.  The most common kidney stones are made up of calcium oxalate.  This a natural substance found in fruits, veges, chocolate and nuts and also produced by your liver.  High doses of vitamin D, gastric bypass surgery and metabolic disorders increase your odds of these types of stones.

Kidney Stones Fast Facts #2

Who gets kidney stones the most?  Well this is one place where being a man is not in your favor.  Also, kidney stones are more common in non-Hispanic Caucasian people than any other ethnicity.  If you have had a kidney stone previously...look out.  This isn’t usually a once and done kind of proposition.

Kidney Stones Fast Facts #1

Sometimes, it’s nice to sport a big stone but of course not when it comes to kidney stones. Very small stones move easily through the urinary tract and you may not even know you had a kidney stone. However, large stones when they move cause blood in the urine, sharp pain in your back or lower abdomen, nausea or vomiting.

Schools in Session: Bladder Retraining Lesson 5

Self Affirmations: Believe in your own success! Your mind is powerful.  Tell yourself that you are doing well. “I got this!” “I am doing it!” The battle in our minds can sometimes be half the battle.  Treat yourself for all your hard work. Maybe it’s a manicure, time reading a book or magazine, or a beautiful walk.