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Prostate Cancer Causes

January 29th, 2018
Prostate Cancer Causes

On a basic level, prostate cancer is caused by changes in the DNA of a prostate cell. Scientists have made great progress in understanding how certain changes in DNA can make normal prostate cells grow abnormally and form cancers. DNA is the chemical in each of our cells that makes up our genes, the instructions for nearly everything our cells do.

Urinary Tract Infections UTIs in Adults

January 9th, 2018
Urinary Tract Infections UTIs in Adults

Urinary tract infections UTIs in adults are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for about 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year.

Women are especially prone to UTIs for anatomical reasons. One factor is that a woman’s urethra is shorter, allowing bacteria quicker access to the bladder.

Urinary Tract Infection UTI In Children

January 8th, 2018
Urinary Tract Infection UTI In Children

A Urinary Tract Infection UTI in children is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Bacteria* are the most common cause of UTIs. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are quickly removed by the body before they cause symptoms.

Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Some of the causes of urinary incontinence are temporary and easily reversible. These include:

urinary tract infection
vaginal infection or irritation
medication
constipation
restricted mobility

Although pads or diapers may prevent embarrassing leakage, other urinary incontinence treatments currently available can eliminate your need to wear such protection.