Kidney and bladder
The kidneys clean the blood and remove waste through urine, which is stored and passed by the bladder. Genetic disorders, lifestyle, diet and infections can affect the kidneys and bladder.
Topic: More about the kidneys and bladder
Kidney failure means the kidneys can no longer remove waste and maintain the level of fluid and salts that the body needs.
Incontinence is a challenging problem for a carer but help is available from a range of sources so don't think you must cope alone.
Early detection of kidney disease and good management can increase the life of your kidneys.
Urinary changes that cause problems for men can be treated by lifestyle changes, medication or surgery.
A urinary catheter can give a person control over their bladder and keeps them dry.
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