AJ Pampalone, DO
Location and Office HoursNorthwest Indiana Nephrology
606 E Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Advantage Health Solutions
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Humana Health Plan
- Franciscan Physicians Hospital
- Franciscan St Anthony Health-Crown Point
- LaPorte Hospital & Health Services
- Methodist Hospital, Northlake Campus
- Methodist Hospital, Southlake Campus
- Porter Portage Hospital Campus
- Porter Valparaiso Hospital
- Regency Hospital of Northwest Indiana
- Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, North Campus
- Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, South Campus
- Select Specialty Hospital Northwest Indiana
- St Anthony Memorial Health Centers
- The Community Hospital
What pelvic floor disorders can affect women?
May Wakamatsu, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredAn estimated 40% of women who give birth vaginally go on to develop one or more of the problems collectively known as pelvic floor disorders. These include stress incontinence, overactive bladder, uterine prolapse (in which the uterus drops out of its normal position), cystocele (in which the bladder bulges into the vagina), rectocele (in which the rectum bulges into the vagina), and fecal incontinence. These disorders often grow worse over time, requiring surgical repair in at least 11% of women over all.
What is kidney cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. The kidneys are fist-sized organs in the abdomen that help filter waste from the blood. There are several different types of kidney cancer, but the most common type that affects adults is renal cell cancer, or renal cell carcinoma. If diagnosed early, kidney cancer can be treated with surgery. If it goes untreated, the cancer can spread to other parts of the body and may be more difficult to treat.
What is the function of the kidneys?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe kidney's day job is removing water waste from your body, but it doubles as a key hormone-producing organ as well. Your kidney is responsible for producing a hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells, by preventing their premature death. This hormone also helps preserve other cells, like heart and brain cells that have been injured by lack of blood flow.
So the kidney's hormone secretion plays a key (even if indirect) role in delivering oxygen to every one of your cells. It is like a mafia boss in the movies-you never see the boss, but you know he has a lot of influence on the way other people function.
Your kidneys also play a very traceable and key role in regulating blood pressure since they are ideally positioned to measure the pressure of blood pushing into them. If the pressure head is low, like after our ancestors had been bitten by a saber-tooth tiger, they hold onto fluid to maintain our blood pressure. But when they over-react or are misled into thinking we need a higher blood pressure, the kidneys can adjust to high blood pressure.
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