People Who Eat Higher Amounts of Potassium and Calcium May Reduce Their Risk of Recurrent Kidney Stones

People who eat a diet low in calcium and potassium may be more likely to develop first time and recurrent kidney stones, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. Lower dietary caffeine, phytate, and fluid intake were also associated with higher odds of incident symptomatic kidney stones, according to the results, published on August 1… Continue reading People Who Eat Higher Amounts of Potassium and Calcium May Reduce Their Risk of Recurrent Kidney Stones

How to Prevent Kidney Stones

If you’ve had a kidney stone, you know the experience can be extremely unpleasant. Fortunately, lifestyle changes and medications are available to help you avoid developing another one, or avoid developing one in the first place if you’ve never had one. Drinking Plenty of Water Is Important for Avoiding Kidney Stones The most important step… Continue reading How to Prevent Kidney Stones

What Are Kidney Stones? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Kidney stones are common — if you haven’t had a kidney stone, you likely know someone who has. Kidney stones affect 1 in 5 men and 1 in 10 women in the United States by the time they are 70 years old. (1) Kidney stones (also called nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard, rock-like deposits that form… Continue reading What Are Kidney Stones? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Antibiotics May Raise Kidney Stone Risk, Finds New Study

For years, doctors have been warning about the dangers of overusing antibiotics. New research points to another reason to reach for these medications only when absolutely necessary. According to a new study published in May 2018 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, oral antibiotics may be linked with an increased risk of… Continue reading Antibiotics May Raise Kidney Stone Risk, Finds New Study