Author: Joshua Pearson

Below are a number of other commonly asked questions about kidney stones. These focus on kidney stone treatments as well as preventive measures that stop reoccurrence.   Can a kidney stone pass out of the body on its own without…

Below are numerous questions that are frequently asked about kidney stones. The information has been divided into three articles – one focused on the types and symptoms of kidney stones with accompanying kidney stone pictures; the next on the causes…

While this website discusses a number of treatments for kidney stones that work primarily on most cases, there are times when a more invasive treatment may be required. This page discusses the parameters for determining if kidney stone surgery is…

While there are telltale signs of kidney stones including sharp pain in the side and back, frequent urination, blood in the urine, and vomiting/nausea, these symptoms may also be present in many other medical conditions. Because the timing and severity…

When it comes to kidney stone removal, the treatment works the best for you depends on the type, size and cause of the stone(s) you have. Make sure that you and your doctor have answers to all these conditions first…

Learning about how your doctor concludes that you have a kidney stone helps build confidence in his abilities and knowledge about your own body as well as lessens the apprehension about the actual diagnostic process. Two articles are available that…

While not all of the kidney stone causes are known, several situations have now been proven to encourage their development. Doctors believe there are a certain amount of people who fall victim to kidney stones due to both genetic factors…

Once you experience the pain of kidney stones, you certainly do not want to ever feel it again especially after undergoing one of the various treatments available to remove them. This article discusses a number of choices that can be…

Have you ever had a kidney stone? Then it is obvious that you would do just about anything to prevent the pain and discomfort from ever happening again. Kidney stone prevention involves understanding the causes of kidney stones, identifying the…

Earlier, I had a post about the importance of drinking water to prevent kidney stones. However, that’s just one of a number of strategies to reduce your chances of getting a stone. Though kidney stones can be common and recur…

I haven’t had a kidney stone in a while, but I often find myself thinking: How do I know if my kidney stone pain is a single episode? What qualifies as chronic kidney stones? I don’t have them often—maybe once…

In an earlier post, I talked about the four types of kidney stones: calcium, uric, struvite, and cystine. After a bit more research, I realized that a certain condition, Cystinuria, causes Cystine stones—the rarest but often largest types of kidney…

So, after a bit of research about my own experience, I realized: there isn’t just one type of kidney stone. Actually, there are four major kinds. Can you believe that? Four types of stone means four ways for them to…

The size of your kidney stone will determine your experience and concomitant symptoms. If the stone is small enough, it will pass through the urethra without a problem—you will not experience any symptoms, and you may very well remain unaware…

Chronic Kidney Disease, also called chronic kidney failure, is the leading cause of the loss of kidney function. A kidney’s purpose is to filter waste and excess fluids from blood; these are excreted in urine. However, when Chronic Kidney Disease…

Harvard Health Publication’s Faculty Editor, Robert H. Shmerling, MD., has warned that kidney stones are on the rise. In an article published on the publication’s blog, Shmerling writes that, until recently, the typical person experiencing kidney stone issues was male,…

So: You’ve identified the problem as a kidney stone, but you can’t seem to pass it. You’ve been in pain for around an hour, but you’re not sure what to do. Similarly, you may be in a lot of pain,…

One of the most common questions about kidney stones—and really one of the most common health questions in general—is what our daily allowance of water consumption should be. The traditional, folksy wisdom is that you should drink about 64 ounces…

My friend asked me to write about my experience with and knowledge about getting kidney stones. Kidney stones—universally despised, almost universally experienced. They’re something everyone experiences in some capacity. Maybe you’ve had one yourself; maybe you have a friend, family…

Below are some helpful tips for dealing with kidney stone pain:   – Drink a lot of water. Drink as much as your stomach can hold. Want to prevent kidney stones? You guessed the remedy: water. If you consume two…

On its own, a kidney stone actually sounds kind of cool. The stone itself begins as a tiny piece of crystal in the kidney. This crystal is often a small mass of salt and minerals, and they can range from…