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Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 – Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT scans, "we are now diagnosing symptomatic kidney stones that previously would have gone undiagnosed because they would not have been detected," lead ...

Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births: Study

Posted 9 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 – A new potential risk factor for premature birth has been identified. Ten percent of infants are born prematurely (before 37 weeks of pregnancy), and many suffer long-term health problems. Knowing why preterm births occur might help prevent them, researchers said. A team at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that calcium deposits in the membrane ...

Health Tip: Help Ward Off Gout

Posted 4 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- When your body builds up unhealthy levels of uric acid – a natural byproduct of your body's cells – it may lead to a type of arthritis called gout. The American Academy of Family Physicians says there are things you can do to reduce your risk of a gout attack: Take all medications recommended by your doctor. Discuss with your doctor the risks of taking aspirin, which may interfere with your ...

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride

Posted 27 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 – Anyone who's suffered a kidney stone just wants the urinary obstruction gone. Now, preliminary research suggests relief might even be fun: a roller coaster ride. There's been anecdotal evidence from patients that these amusement park rides can help pass a small stone, explained Dr. David Wartinger, a professor of urology at the Michigan State University College of ...

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 – People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found those with a history of gallstones were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease over the next few decades. Gallstones and heart disease share ...

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study

Posted 8 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 – A dietary supplement may hold the power to dissolve a key component of kidney stones, potentially offering a new prevention tool against this painful condition, researchers say. It's too early to be sure if the compound hydroxycitrate will become a preventive treatment for kidney stones, since extensive research in people hasn't begun. Still, it could offer an alternative ...

Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 – A steroid pill may be as good as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for treating painful gout, new research suggests. Researchers who compared the steroid prednisolone with the arthritis medication indomethacin found both drugs offered a similar degree of pain reduction. And while indomethacin (Indocin) appeared to cause more minor side effects, neither ...

Calcium Supplements Tied to Kidney Stone Risk in Study

Posted 13 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 – People with a history of kidney stones may have a higher risk of recurrence if they use calcium supplements, a new study finds. The findings, based on records from more than 2,000 patients, add to evidence linking calcium supplements to kidney stone risk. But researchers also said that people taking calcium under a doctor's advice should not stop on their own. "We're ...

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Posted 29 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 – Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flomax) can boost the passage of large kidney stones, but not small ones. "Small stones usually pass on their own, so it's not too surprising that drug therapy did not help in this study," said Dr. Warren Bromberg, ...

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

Posted 28 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 – Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds. "We know in men that if you have a kidney stone, you are more likely to have osteoporosis," said corresponding author Dr. Laura Carbone, chief of rheumatology at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. "We were trying to find out if that is also the case for ...

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?

Posted 23 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Kidney stones are deposits, most often made of calcium, that form in the kidneys and can be very painful to pass. The American Academy of Family Physicians says risk factors include: Drinking too little water. Having family members who have had kidney stones. Eating a low-fiber, high-salt and high-protein diet. Getting insufficient exercise. Taking certain medications. Being male. Being aged ...

Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones

Posted 11 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- When mineral deposits build up in the kidneys or urinary tract, they're called kidney stones. When they become lodged in these areas, they cause pain ranging from moderate to severe. The American Academy of Family Physicians says symptoms of kidney stones may include: Painful cramps in the side or lower back. Pain that radiates to the abdomen or groin. Nausea, vomiting or fever. Blood in the ...

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