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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.
How to Deal with Kidney Stones during Pregnancy
Bringing a new life into the world is not easy. Plus, if you have kidney stones, things will be more complicated. Sadly, roughly 1 out of every 200-1,500 pregnant women deal with kidney stones during their pregnancy.
Low Diuresis Impact on Kidney Stone Formation
Low Diuresis or low urine volume is a risk factor for kidney stones. When you urinate less, stone-forming materials sit longer in your kidney
Urine Supersaturation Impact on Kidney Stone Formation
Urine Supersaturation is the concentration of excess particles that the urine can no longer dissolve. These particles may cause kidney stones
Calcium Bind With Oxalate In The Gut- Fact or Fallacy?
The amounts of calcium and oxalate in your diet are difficult to measure EXACTLY. Plus, these two are absorbed at different rates in the gut
How to Identify Your Kidney Stones
Identifying your kidney stone type is the first step in selecting an appropriate treatment method. Stone type is also critical when contemplating any diet or lifestyle changes surrounding prevention because every stone type forms for unique reasons.
5 Foods in Your Pantry That Lead to Kidney Stones
Some silent culprits of kidney stones are right in your pantry. If you're like most people, you buy food and ingredients and are likely unaware of the impact these items may have on kidney stone formation. In this blog, we listed 5 common foods we buy that lead to kidney stones.
Why Men Form More Kidney Stones Than Women
Some studies pointed out that testosterone increases men's risk of forming kidney stones while estrogen do the opposite for women. Are there any evidence? Find out in this article.
Why Your Doctor Recommends Water for Kidney Stones: The Vasopressin Hormone Explained
Hydration has an impact on a hormone called vasopressin or "antidiuretic hormone". Find out how this hormone controls urine concentration.
Why Your Doctor Recommends Water for Kidney Stones: Urine Osmolality Explained
Urine osmolality is the measurement of dissolved particles in the urine. Explore how it impacts kidney stone risk and what factors affect urine osmolality.
Live Q/A | Diet’s Impact on Kidney Stones
Join me for a Live discussion with a fellow kidney stone sufferer, Diana A. K., dealing with Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate stones. During this call we talked about diet's role in the formation of this particular stone type and the changes that can be made to prevent this stone type from recurring.
Hydration’s Impact on Kidney Stone Passage
If you’ve had a kidney stone, you’ve likely been told at some point to “drink more water.” And while many of us write this off, there is some truth to this recommendation. However, the “why” is often not fully explained, leading us to disregard the information. This blog will shed some light on why hydration is really essential for kidney stones.
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