Kidney stones are formed when excess material crystallizes in the kidney. They affect 10 percent of the population, men more than women. More than 50 percent of patients form another stone within 10 years. [Read more…]
A short list of the most common urological conditions.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. More than 12 million Americans are estimated to have urinary incontinence. Incontinence affects all ages, including 15 percent to 30 percent of people over age 60 who live at home and half of those residing in nursing homes. Women are affected twice as often as men. Because of the social stigma, many do not even report the problem. [Read more…]
Hematuria is the abnormal presence of blood in the urine. There are two forms of hematuria. When the urine is visibly pink or red, it is “gross hematuria.” When no blood is visible in the urine, but seen under the microscope, it is microscopic hematuria. [Read more…]
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. This disorder affects one in 10 men and more than 20 million men in the United States. Impotence is a very sensitive topic but, in most cases, can now be treated effectively. [Read more…]