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Common Urological Problems

High Cholesterol

Statins may delay prostate problems in older men

Taking statins for high cholesterol appears to significantly delay the development of an enlarged prostate, a common condition in older men that can lead to incontinence and other distressing symptoms, researchers at the Mayo Clinic report.

An estimated 40 percent of older men develop prostate enlargement and trouble urinating at some point.

Cholesterol levels… Statins may delay prostate problems in older men   



Protein offers new clue to cause and treatment for kidney disease

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have pinpointed a protein that compromises the kidney’s filtering ability, causing nephrotic syndrome, and demonstrated that a naturally occurring precursor of an acid in the body offers potential for treating some forms of the condition.

The research was published online Dec. 12 in Nature Medicine.

“This is a… Protein offers new clue to cause and treatment for kidney disease   



Children with Lupus Have More Lethal Form of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease caused by the autoimmune disease lupus may be twice as lethal in children as kidney disease caused by other disorders, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center investigators.

The findings, published online in the journal Pediatric Nephrology, are based on analysis of records of more than 98,000 children and adults… Children with Lupus Have More Lethal Form of Kidney Disease   



Kidney Stones Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Young adults who’ve had kidney stones may also have an increased risk of clogged arteries, a new study says.

This does not mean that one causes the other, but instead the two conditions might have some common root cause, according to the paper published in the Journal of Urology.

“People who have kidney stones… Kidney Stones Tied to Heart Disease Risk   



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