Taking control of an overactive bladder

Posted on March 1, 2016

More common in women than in men, overactive bladder can be an inconvenient, uncomfortable, and disconcerting condition. However, several treatment options are available. Frequent urination, sudden and overwhelming urges to urinate, and urinary leakage throughout the day characterize overactive bladder (OAB), a form of urinary incontinence that affects millions of Americans. People with OAB have … »

Kidney stones: A painful problem

Posted on February 18, 2016

More than 500,000 Americans visit the emergency room with kidney stones each year. These hard, often painful-to-pass mineral deposits develop when crystal-forming waste products — such as calcium, oxalate, struvite, and uric acid — become too abundant for the fluid in the urine to dilute. A family history of kidney stones can play a role … »

What is kidney disease?

Posted on September 25, 2015

Your kidneys keep you healthy by filtering waste and extra water from your blood, which then leave the body in urine. Kidney disease results from damage, over time, to the tiny structures inside the kidneys that filter the blood. When the kidneys are damaged, they slowly stop doing their job, and waste builds up in … »

Dealing with the pain of kidney stones

Posted on September 23, 2015

It starts suddenly with a sharp, stabbing pain — usually in the flank or lower abdomen. As the waves of pain progress, nausea and vomiting may occur. No matter how hard you try, the pain won’t go away. What could cause such a sudden problem? It could be a kidney stone. Kidney stones are one … »

Urinary incontinence can be treated

Posted on July 23, 2015

Do you have a problem with leakage when you cough or sneeze? Do you sometimes have trouble making it to the bathroom in time? You may have urinary incontinence: the inability to control the release of urine from your bladder. Although anyone can experience this problem, childbirth, menopause, and the anatomy of the female urinary … »

Drs. Alpers and Keel Join Erlanger Health System

Posted on July 16, 2014

Erlanger Health System welcomes the addition of two new physicians: Joshua Alpers, MD, with the UT Erlanger Neurology Group, and Christopher Keel, DO, with Academic Urologists at Erlanger.

Academic Urologists at Erlanger opens third location on Spring Creek Road

Posted on March 7, 2014

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System is pleased to announce the opening of the third location of Academic Urologists at Erlanger on Spring Creek Road.