Year: 2018

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 stone disease? I don’t have them often—maybe…

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 stone will determine your experience and many of your kidney stone 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…

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…