Kidney Stone Evaluation and Prevention

It is said that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their life. Since the late 1970s, the number of people with kidney stones has increased. The average age range of people with kidney stones is between 20 and 50 years old. 

What is a kidney stone?

A kidney stone is a hard object that is made from the chemicals in your urine. When there is too much waste in the urine liquid, crystals begin to form and join together to for a solid mass. When kidney stones pass through the kidney collecting system it can lead to a painful condition called renal colic. This can cause obstruction of the urinary tract and lead to kidney function loss and infection.

How do you treat kidney stones?

There are several ways to treat kidney stones and treatment depends on its severity. There is help to reduce the formation of recurrent kidney stones. Drinking large quantities of fluid is often effective in reducing the formation of kidney stones. In cases of recurrent stone formation more aggressive evaluation and management is indicated. We are experts in the evaluation of kidney stones and will recommend a treatment plan aimed at reducing the formation of kidney stones and preventing the suffering associated with renal colic. This plan can include dietary modifications, fluid intake recommendations, and medication therapy.

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