Kidney Disease and Urology
- Q What is acute urinary retention?
Dr. Marc Garnick, OncologyA man with acute urinary retention can't urinate at all. A medical emergency that can lead to kidney failure, acute urinary retention requires the insertion of a catheter to drain urine from the bladder. This condition is different from being unable to... Full Answer
- Q What is urethral hypermobility?
Dr. Jill Rabin, Obstetrics & GynecologyUrethral hypermobility refers to too much movement of the urethra, causing it to drop below the pelvic floor muscles during certain activities. This may or may not cause urine leakage. When the support provided by the pelvic muscles is relaxed or lost,... Full Answer
- Q How does a low-protein diet help treat diabetic kidney disease?
Consuming high amounts of protein is not recommended if you have diabetes. Therefore, you can help slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease with a low-protein diet. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about designing a low-protein diet that's... Full Answer
- Q What lifestyle changes should I make if I have diabetic kidney disease?
If you have been diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease and it is still in the chronic stage, you have probably been managing diabetes for several years. Lifestyle changes such as a special diet, regular exercise, and watching your fluids should already... Full Answer
- Q How is high blood pressure related to diabetic kidney disease?
High blood pressure is related to diabetic kidney disease in many ways. If you have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, or a family history of this disease, you are at a higher risk for developing kidney disease. High blood pressure is also... Full Answer