Nocturia, Polyuria, and Nocturnal Polyuria

Nocturia, Polyuria, and Nocturnal Polyuria: what are the differences?

Nocturia, polyuria, and nocturnal polyuria…these three terms that can be confusing for people without a medical background. What are the differences between the three conditions? This article will give you a brief introduction to help you understand their differences.  What is Nocturia?  First, nocturia is recognized as a symptomatic urinary disorder rather than a symptom […]

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Spinal Cord Injury and Bladder Training

Spinal Cord Injury and Bladder Training Published 2022/03/10 Patients with spinal cord injury are often unable to urinate on their own. If urine is not drained in a timely manner, the bladder is prone to short-term distention and long-term kidney damage, which can even be life-threatening. There are many ways to drain urine and in […]

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Bladder Stones: Causes and Symptoms

Bladder Stones:Causes and Symptoms Published 2020/10/10 Bladder stones (also called Bladder Calculi )are hard masses of mineral that has developed from concentrated urine inside your bladder, and it is often caused by the inability of the bladders to void urine completely. Other causes of include UTI, foreign objects in the bladders, and dislodged kidney stones […]

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Why Do I Urinate So Often?

Why Do I Urinate So Often? Why Do I Urinate So Often? People urinate on average 6 to 7 times a day, and any frequency from 4 to 10 times is considered normal. If you urinate more than 10 times a day, it doesn’t necessarily mean something is abnormal. Frequent urination becomes concerning when it […]

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Exercise for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

Exercise for People WithSpinal Cord Injuries Published 2020/08/27 People with spinal cord injuries (SCI) need to exercise to lead a healthy life. An inactive, sedentary lifestyle may lead to a host of health problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. Many people who have spinal cord injuries tend […]

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Exercise for adults and children with Spina Bifida

Exercise for Adultsand Children with Spina Bifida Published 2020/07/27 Exercise is important for people with Spina Bifida because it increases their ability to live an independent, high-quality life. In general, exercise strengthens muscles and bones, helps maintain a healthy mood and weight, and reduces the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers.   […]

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Enlarged Prostate (BPH): Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Enlarged Prostate (BPH): Causes, Symptoms, Treatments Published 2020/02/07 BPH—benign prostatic hyperplasia—is the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. BPH is the most common disease in aging men that lead to lower urinary tract symptoms: 50% of men in their 50’s will have BPH, and 80% in their 80’s.  Although the prostate enlargement itself is harmless, […]

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Urinary Retention in Men

Urinary Retention in Men Urination Retention in men is common, especially among older men. Statistics show that 0.45% to 0.68% of men age 40 to 83 get urinary retention. The incidents of urinary retention in men also increases with age. 10% of men get urinary retention in their 70s and 30% of men in their […]

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What Causes Urinary Retention in Women?

What Causes Urinary Retention in Women? Urinary retention is the inability of the bladder to empty completely, or in severe cases, to empty at all. Urinary retention in women can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions. There can be a physical blockage in the lower urinary tract, which prevents the urine from draining. […]

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Urethral Stricture: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Urethral Stricture: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments Published 2019/12/06 This article will go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments of urethral stricture. Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra. It can be caused by the build-up of scar tissues post urethral trauma. The scar tissue obstructs the pathway through which urine exits the body, which can lead […]

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