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Study overturns what we know about kidney stones

Study overturns what we know about kidney stones

Your Health Current treatments for kidney stones are limited and sometimes painful. Research is changing what we thought we knew about their composition and behavior, suggesting that one day, we may fully dissolve them “right in the patient’s...
What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?

What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?

Heart Health An adrenaline rush is one of the body’s vital defense mechanisms. A stressful situation will trigger the release of the hormone adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, into the bloodstream. The production of adrenaline occurs in the adrenal glands,...
Why is my urine foamy?

Why is my urine foamy?

Foamy urine is often the result of a fast urine stream. However, a range of medical conditions can also have this effect. If a person notices foamy urine frequently, or if it accompanies other symptoms, they should speak to a doctor. In this article, we look at the...
What is a urine specific gravity test?

What is a urine specific gravity test?

A urine specific gravity test compares the density of urine with the density of water. It allows doctors to see the concentration of all particles that are present in the urine. The test involves collecting a urine sample that will help give a doctor an idea of a...

Why does my urine smell like popcorn?

The odor of a person’s urine can say a lot about their health. Various factors can make urine smell like popcorn, including pregnancy, diabetes, and a high level of ketones in the bloodstream. In this article, we look at the reasons why urine may smell like...
Why does my urine smell like coffee?

Why does my urine smell like coffee?

A person’s urine can indicate a lot about their health. Changes in the smell of urine most often reflect a person’s diet, but medications, pregnancy, and some medical conditions can also affect the odor and color of urine. The kidneys produce urine, and...
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