Ask anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone if they would like to do it again. Chances are, your answer will be an immediate “no!”
It can be one of the most painful things, maybe next to childbirth, we can endure. They will tell you to run to a urologist if you have certain symptoms, and they will tell you once you have a kidney stone, you are likely to have more. Then they will explain the importance of and when to see a urologist for kidney stone treatment.
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If you have ever passed a kidney stone, you probably remember that excruciating pain, and you don’t ever want to go through it again. If you have never had a stone, trust us, it is a life experience you want to skip. In either case, pay attention to these 7 ways to prevent kidney stones this summer.
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According to Harvard Medical School, approximately 19% of men and 9% of women will experience a kidney stone by age 70.
If you have never experienced the excruciating pain of passing a kidney stone, consider yourself to be very lucky. If you have had at least one, unfortunately you are likely to have another. In either case you should keep reading to learn how your diet can help keep these painful stones at bay.
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Anyone who has ever experienced the knife-like pain of passing a kidney stone vows to do everything to keep their kidneys free of stones in the future. Those lucky enough to have never had a stone, listen up, because these tips may save you from a whole world of hurt.
Whichever column you fit in to, it can’t “hurt” to do a quick review, or learn for the first time, how to avoid kidney stones.
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What Causes Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones are commonly caused by a build-up of salt and minerals, or calcium-oxalate, that are eventually passed through your urine. While kidney stones are usually are a minor problem, they can cause severe pain.
Here are a few of the most common causes of kidney stones:
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Kidney stones can happen at any adult age and can be extremely inconvenient. If diagnosed early, it can be treated more quickly. About 13% of men and 7% of women experience kidney stones, and half of those who get a kidney stone will get it again. Make sure you know the symptoms and when to see a doctor.
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If you’ve experienced kidney stones once, odds are you’ll want to learn how to prevent them from forming again.
While the small, hard masses can be caused by family history and certain medications, there are some preventative measures you can take to ensure you don’t experience kidney stone pain again:
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Kidney stones are collections of salt and mineral in the urine. Though they aren’t a serious condition, kidney stones can cause severe pain. If you’re prone to kidney stones, avoid the following foods:
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