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Mixed Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones: Subtypes and Causes
7 mins read - Stone Types

Publish Date: February 18, 2024

Mixed Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones: Subtypes and Causes

Some calcium oxalate stones may contain less than 70% of pure Monohydrate (COM) or Dihydrate (COD) crystals. These are called mixed calcium oxalate stones.

Calcium Oxalate Dihydrate Stones: Subtypes and Causes
6 mins read - Stone Types

Publish Date: February 11, 2024

Calcium Oxalate Dihydrate Stones: Subtypes and Causes

Calcium Oxalate stones are divided into two main categories: Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate (COM) and Calcium Oxalate Dihydrate (COD) stones. Dive deeper on COD in this blog.

Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Kidney Stones: Subtypes and Causes
8 mins read - Stone Types

Publish Date: February 4, 2024

Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Kidney Stones: Subtypes and Causes

Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate (COM stones) are the most prevalent subtype of kidney stones. These stones have five known tertiary types. Read the details here.

Do Kidney Stones Impact Kidney Function (GFR)?
7 mins read - Related Conditions

Publish Date: January 28, 2024

Do Kidney Stones Impact Kidney Function (GFR)?

More and more research indicates that recurring kidney stone episodes can contribute to declining kidney function (GFR). Read the details in this blog.

Stone Still In the Kidney? Here’s What To Do Next
8 mins read - Natural Remedies

Publish Date: January 21, 2024

Stone Still In the Kidney? Here’s What To Do Next

We get this question all the time- “Can I be forming kidney stones without pain?” If you suspect you may be forming a kidney stone, here are the next steps you should take.

The 7 Kidney Stone Symptoms You Must Know
5 mins read - Natural Remedies

Publish Date: January 14, 2024

The 7 Kidney Stone Symptoms You Must Know

Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions that a person can experience. However, aside from the pain, there are still other symptoms to watch out for. In this article, we discussed in details the seven signs of kidney stones.

Are Digestive Disorders Causing Your Kidney Stones?
6 mins read - Related Conditions

Publish Date: January 7, 2024

Are Digestive Disorders Causing Your Kidney Stones?

Digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic pancreatitis are often blamed for kidney stones, but is there evidence?

The #1 Risk Factor For Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones
7 mins read - Prevention

Publish Date: December 31, 2023

The #1 Risk Factor For Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones

Oxalates bind with calcium to form kidney stones. So high oxalate levels (hyperoxaluria) are risky. Here's how you can lower it.

Too Much Urinary Calcium: Does it Cause Kidney Stones?
6 mins read - Prevention

Publish Date: December 24, 2023

Too Much Urinary Calcium: Does it Cause Kidney Stones?

High urinary calcium (hypercalciuria) increases kidney stone risk. But calcium isn't the culprit. Instead, regulate vitamin D. Here's why.

Low Citrate Intake Can Lead To Kidney Stones
5 mins read - Prevention

Publish Date: December 17, 2023

Low Citrate Intake Can Lead To Kidney Stones

Citrate binds with calcium in the urine, preventing kidney stones. So, low citrate levels (hypocitraturia) increase stone risk

You Can Stop Calcium Oxalate Stones If You Understand Randall’s Plaque
4 mins read - Prevention

Publish Date: December 10, 2023

You Can Stop Calcium Oxalate Stones If You Understand Randall’s Plaque

Calcium oxalate stones form on Randall's Plaque. It is important to know how plaques form, how stones grow on it, and how to prevent plaques.

The Stent Survival Guide
5 mins read - Surgical Treatments

Publish Date: December 3, 2023

The Stent Survival Guide

Having a ureteral stent is not easy. One must know whether you REALLY need it, how it feels to have one, how long, and how to manage pain.

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