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Men’s Plumbing: By the Ages

Urologists are physicians who focus on the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive organs.  But when should men see a urologist?  WakeMed urologist, Dr. Ian Udell, MD, discussed some of the most common things he sees in men at various ages. Men in their 20s to 40s Testicular Cancer The average age […]

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The Kidney Stone Diet

We live in what is known as the ‘stone belt’. That’s because there are increased risk factors for kidney stone formation. A lot of these kidney stone risk factors are lifestyle based. Making the necessary changes can help with preventing and reducing the frequency of kidney stones. More than 80% of kidney stones are made […]

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Could it be a Kidney Stone?

You’ve probably heard about how painful a kidney stone can be, but do you know much more about these pesky little pebbles?  A kidney stone is a small, hard concretion that is formed in the kidney from minerals and acid salts found in the urine. Kidney stones are usually not painful until they obstruct the […]

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