What doctors refer to as “nephrolithiasis”, you might know as kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard mineral based masses that typically form in the kidneys or urinary tract and cause an immense amount of pain. About 90% of stones can be treated to pass through the system on their own, but some are too large
Kidney stones are mineral deposits that build up over time as the kidneys remove waste products, minerals, and excess water from our blood.
The holidays are a time to celebrate—don’t let kidney stones get you down! Whether you’re eating to decrease your risk of kidney stones or to prevent yourself from getting another one, here’s a list of great foods to eat during this holiday season to keep you kidney stone-free! Drink Water Although technically not a
While trying to pass kidney stones is not a pleasant experience, the passing of the kidney stone from your body will largely depend on the size and location of your kidney stone. If you have a relatively small kidney stone (less than 4mm), this will likely pass on its own, albeit painfully. If your stone is 5mm or larger, you’ll likely require intervention from a doctor to help you pass the stone. These four ways to treat kidney stones will have you back to your normal self before you know it.
Kidney stones—those little mineral formations that can form in your kidneys—are unpleasant and painful to say the least. If you’ve had a kidney stone, you know you don’t want to have another one. You can help prevent kidney stones through healthy living practices. Check out these four ways to prevent kidney stones.
Kidney stones can only naturally come out of your body one way, which is with your urine. Small kidney stones (less than 5mm) can usually come out by themselves. Larger stones will require doctor intervention. Here are three ways to pass these smaller kidney stones.
Though all cancer starts with abnormal cell growth, there are many types of cancer, each claiming a different organ as its starting point. With each type of cancer there are different risk factors, symptoms, and growth tendencies. Bladder Cancer is the 6th most common type of cancer in the United States. As a part of
This post continues the series for National Nutrition Month, with a focus on kidney health. Weather you are having issues with your kidney function, or proactively working to keep all parts of your body healthy, then here is some nutrition information that you won’t want to miss! When it comes to nutrition for healthy kidneys,
A urologist treats conditions related to the male reproductive organs and male and female urinary tracts. Seeing one doesn’t have to be intimidating or embarrassing. As with any medical visit, be prepared. This is the best way to make sure you get the most out of your time. When your Urologist has complete information, he
Does a word ending with “...ologist” cause a bit of confusion for you? In our world of specializations, we are so fortunate to have doctors who are experts in treating our different body parts and organ systems. But what exactly does a urologist do? A urologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions affecting