Urology / Nephrology

What are the complications of psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that is more likely to affect people with psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis have joint pain and chronic inflammation. The condition can also cause complications that range from mild to potentially life threatening. While most of the people who develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA) already have psoriasis, it is […]

Hypertension Urology / Nephrology

What is a nephrologist?

Share on PinterestA nephrologist specializes in treating diseases of the kidneys. A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. They can perform diagnostic tests and treat conditions related to the kidneys. Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. To become a nephrologist, a person should: complete an undergraduate and medical degree complete a 3 year residency in […]

Gout Urology / Nephrology

Kidney disease: Does gout increase risk?

Building on previous findings, a new study concludes that people with gout are more likely to develop kidney disease. The authors believe that the results offer new ways to reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease. A recent study looks at whether gout influences kidney health. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long term condition, […]

Diabetes Urology / Nephrology

What to know about glycosuria

Glycosuria is a condition in which a person’s urine contains more sugar, or glucose, than it should. It typically occurs due to high blood sugar levels or kidney damage. Glycosuria is a common symptom of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Renal glycosuria occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged. It is a […]