Nephritis – Bacterial, Interstitial, Lupus, Hereditary

Defnition of Nephritis Nephritis – inflammation of the kidney. The most common causes of nephritis are bacterial infection, which generally cause acute (sudden onset) nephritis, and autoimmune disorders, which tend to cause chronic or recurrent inflammation. Nephritis can be acute (come on suddenly), chronic (long-term), or recurrent (repeated episodes of acute nephritis). Chronic nephritis can lead […]

Read More

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Urinary Tract Infection – a bacterial infection of the bladder and urethra. The most common bacterial culprit is Escherichia coli, which is normally present in the gastrointestinal tract. Other bacteria may also cause UTI. Typically UTI, commonly called bladder infection, refers to infection that remains in the bladder and urethra. […]

Read More

Enuresis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Enuresis Enuresis – an inability to hold the urine, particularly at night (nocturnal enuresis). A common term for enuresis is bedwetting. Enuresis is primarily a condition of childhood though may persist into adulthood, depending on the cause and treatment efforts. About 85 percent of children are developmentally mature enough to master voluntary control […]

Read More

Nephrolithiasis Kidney Stones – Definiton and Information

Definition of Nephrolithiasis Nephrolithiasis is the formation of calcifications (also called calculi) in the kidneys, usually called kidney stones. Kidney stones are common, with about 1 in 10 adults in the United States likely to have at least one over the course of adulthood. Some people pass kidney stones with little discomfort and may not […]

Read More

Urinary Urgency – In Woman and Man – Definition, Treatment

Definition of Urinary Urgency The overwhelming sensation of the need to urinate. Urinary urgency, also called overactive bladder, can cause a person to urinate dozens of times each day. Though a common symptom of conditions such as cystitis and urinary tract infection (uti), especially when urgency occurs in combination with urinary frequencY, urgency may indicate a […]

Read More