Year: 2020

Definition Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is a kidney defect that affects its ability to excrete acids from the bloodstream into the urine. Resulting in a condition where there are high amounts of acids in blood and very low amounts of…

Kidney stone prevention is important to remember when you have passed them during the past. You probably realized that you never want to have to deal with them again as they are painful. Anyone who has gone through the experience…

Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by an overactive thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces a hormone called thyroxine. This hormone is crucial for bodily functions like digestion, bone health, brain development, as well as the function of the muscles, including…

What are Kidney Stones?Kidney stones are hard mineral and salt deposits that can affect any part of the urinary tract. Of course, they can affect the kidneys, hence the name ‘kidney stones’ however they can affect the bladder as well…

You might not know what to do when a kidney stone strikes, but whether it’s your first or fifth, the experience will remain pretty standard: extreme pain, panic, and relief. But while the kidney stone experience is predictable, finding a…