Thank you Rosemary for the podcast link and informative interview with Dr. Zand. Mayo Clinic's site has long been my first stop for learning about health issues, symptoms and treatments.
New to Mayo Connect (M.C.), I had wondered if there were a way to be notified of future pod casts so was happy to find a place to sign up for those at the interview site.
As an olde schoolmarm, it was hard to get bathroom breaks except at lunch and end-of-day so for decades, I practiced and became far too accomplished at "holding in the urine". Now realize that was not a healthy accomplishment.
Nor did I ever question the years of taking Advil or the toll high blood pressure meds or decades of antibiotic and steroid prescriptions or other meds could take on the kidneys. That is why I so wish more of the general public could become more aware of the importance kidneys play before lab reports become so out-of-whack that primary docs finally take notice.
In discussing symptoms, Dr. Zand mentioned that more frequent nightly bathroom trips might signal a need for earlier screening. I had attributed mine to aging.
Also thanks for your "spotlight" interview with John. Still learning how to "navigate" M.C. so was unable to "comment or reply" but read your interview with him with interest as well.