Health Information

Kidney and Urinary System Disorders

  • Kidney Disorders

    Detailed information on kidney 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

  • 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

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.

  • 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

  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

    Detailed information on end-stage renal disease, including renal failure symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Glomerulosclerosis

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

  • Glomerulonephritis

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

  • Goodpasture Syndrome

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

  • Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)

    Detailed information on hematuria, including cause, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

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

  • Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Nephropathy

    Detailed information on IgA nephropathy, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • 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.

  • Home Page - Kidney and Urinary System Disorders Home

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

  • 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

  • Online Resources - Urology

    List of online resources to find additional information on urology

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kidney Transplantation

    Detailed information on kidney transplantation

  • 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.

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

    Detailed information on vesicoureteral reflux, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment

  • 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.