Home > Medical > Kidney and bladder health > About kidney and bladder About kidney and bladder All sections in Kidney and bladder » About Kidney & Bladder » FAQs » Living with Kidney Problems » Medical Treatment » Kidney & Bladder News » Normal Kidney Function » Renal Nutrition » Kidney Failure Drinking water helps prevent kidney stones Researchers found that drinking eight or more glasses of water per day significantly reduces the risk of kidney stones. Urinary tract problems Decreasing oestrogen levels can weaken muscles controlling the bladder and urethra (tube carrying urine from the bladder). Urinary tract tissue also becomes less elastic. Urinary tract infection Having a urinary tract infection is like having a nightmare - except that you wake up from a nightmare. Follow Health24 on Twitter » What else we do on the loo Medical history The lowdown on kidney stones Women who have had kidney stones and who have had children generally agree that having kidney stones was a lot more painful than having a child. Hypospadias Hypospadias is a congenital abnormality in which the opening of the urethra is situated anywhere on the underside of the penis, instead of at its tip. Polycystic kidney disease Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder in which multiple cysts are found mainly in the kidneys, and which progresses to renal failure. Take note of adrenal fatigue Could chronic stress and adrenal fatigue be the reason why you’re feeling completely drained? Carry on reading to learn more. Urethritis Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the tube from the bladder through which urine is passed. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!