Kidney Stone Prevention

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Jan 3, 2017 11:07:59 AM
 
If you’ve already experienced the pain and discomfort associated with kidney stones, you probably don’t want to go through that again. Because people who’ve had kidney stones have a 50% risk of getting them again within 10 years, you need to know what to do to reduce your risk.
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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology

Kidney Stones: How to Decide to Go to the ER or the Urologist

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Dec 27, 2016 10:35:34 AM
 
Kidney stones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the type and severity. It can be tough to tell if you have kidney stones, let alone whether or not you’re in immediate need of medical attention. So how do you know if you should go to the ER or a urologist for your kidney stones?
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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology

What to Know about Kidney Stones

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Dec 19, 2016 12:05:57 PM
 
About 9% of the population, or 1 in 11 people, will get kidney stones at some point in their lifetime. Kidney stones can be painful and difficult to pass. But what are they exactly?
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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology

8 Surprising Ways You Can Decrease Your Risk of Kidney Stones

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Oct 24, 2016 11:00:20 AM

Kidney stones are uncomfortable, difficult to pass, and one of the most common kidney disorders that can occur. 1 in 10 people will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. We’ve all heard the term kidney stones, but what exactly are they?

A kidney stone is a solid collection of salts that can be found in your kidneys or urinary tract, and usually passes through the bladder on its own. The most common type of kidney stones is calcium-oxalate kidney stones, but other types include uric acid, struvite, and cystine kidney stones.

Kidney stones can cause pain and irritation during the passing process. Luckily, there are preventative strategies you can implement to reduce your risk of getting kidney stones.

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Topics: Kidney Stones, Urology