Kidney Stones

Top 3 Kidney Stone Prevention Tips for Wellington, FL Residents

Kidney stones can be quite painful. These hard mineral deposits form inside your kidneys. As they pass through your urinary tract, they typical cause extreme pain. Only about 12 percent of all Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, but once you’ve had one, you are 50 percent more likely to have another [Read More…]

Citric Acid and Kidney Stones

What is it? How can it help? Citric acid is an organic acid and a natural component of many fruits and fruit juices. It is not a vitamin or mineral and is not required in the diet. However, citric acid, not to be confused with ascorbic acid (vitamin C), is beneficial for people with kidney [Read More…]

Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones

What is a calcium oxalate stone? Calcium oxalate stones are the most common type of kidney stone.  Kidney stones are solid masses that form in the kidney when there are high levels of calcium, oxalate, cystine, or phosphate and too little liquid. There are different types of kidney stones.  Your healthcare provider can test your stones to [Read More…]

Managing Your Kidney Stones

What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are hard deposits that form in kidneys from substances in the urine. This process is called nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones can be tiny or up to several inches around. Very large stones that fill the tubes carrying urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters) are called staghorn stones. What [Read More…]

Dietary Changes That Reduce Kidney Stones Risk

Though kidney stones have been around for centuries, there has been a definite increase in the incidence in recent years, especially in America. Many physicians agree that this is mainly due to the American diet, which tends to be high in sugar and fats and low in fiber and nutrition. Our bodies take the foods [Read More…]