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 Obesity increases young adults' risk of kidney disease Albuminuria, a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally, puts one at increased risk for chronic kidney disease. New therapy may decrease rejection of transplanted kidneys Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, but desensitisation therapy may decrease rejection of 'unsuitable' organs. Analgesic nephropathy An analgesic is any medicine intended to relieve pain. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Here's how this SA plant could cure your bladder infection What else we do on the loo Renal transplantation A kidney transplant is when a kidney transferred from one person to another. 100 minute old baby Teddy becomes UK's youngest organ donor Baby Teddy Houlston lived for less than two hours but achieved a miracle by becoming the UK's youngest ever organ donor – and saving the life of another person! 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. 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. South African returns from the US for life-saving surgery A Midrand doctor removed the largest kidney tumour in the history of medicine in a record-breaking operation. 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 infection Having a urinary tract infection is like having a nightmare - except that you wake up from a nightmare. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back!