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Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by

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 ...

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study

Posted 8 Aug 2016 by

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 ...

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

Posted 15 Jan 2016 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 – A growing number of teens, women and blacks are being diagnosed with kidney stones, and the trend is cause for alarm, researchers report. Historically, middle-aged white men have been most likely to develop the painful condition, which involves small, hard mineral deposits that form in the kidneys, often when urine becomes concentrated. The researchers analyzed data from ...

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study

Posted 17 May 2015 by

SATURDAY, May 16, 2015 – Delaying surgery for kidney stones can increase the risk of complications, raising health care costs, a new study finds. "These data underscore the importance of prompt attention and treatment of patients presenting with kidney stones," Dr. Howard Adler, associate professor of urology at Stony Brook University in New York, said in a news release from the American ...

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

Posted 27 Mar 2015 by

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 – Drinking plenty of water will lower your risk of kidney stones, researchers report. "This analysis shows that drinking water is an effective way to cut one's risk for developing kidney stones in half," Kerry Willis, chief scientific officer at the National Kidney Foundation, said in a foundation news release. "Kidney stones cause significant discomfort and cost, along ...

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

Posted 30 Jan 2015 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 – Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests. "It's becoming clear that having kidney stones is a bit like having raised blood pressure, raised blood lipids [such as cholesterol] or diabetes in that it is another ...

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

Posted 24 Oct 2014 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 – Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Dr. Michelle Denburg, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, analyzed data from nearly 52,000 British kidney stone patients and more than 517,000 people without kidney stones. During a median follow-up of ...

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell

Posted 8 Aug 2014 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 – A new tool appears to accurately predict whether someone who's had a kidney stone will have another one in the future, researchers report. They said the tool could help patients and their doctors decide whether preventive steps are needed. The tool uses 11 questions to assess kidney stone patients' risk of developing another kidney stone within two, five or 10 years. ...

Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?

Posted 10 Jul 2014 by

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 – Add another possible woe to the growing list of consequences of climate change: Kidney stones. A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions. "These findings point to potential public health effects associated with global climate change," study leader Dr. Gregory Tasian, a ...

Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

Posted 21 May 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 – When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients' exposure to radiation, according to new research. A separate study also found that people with type 2 diabetes who maintain tight blood sugar control can lower their risk for developing kidney stones – small, solid deposits that form in the kidneys. "Enhancing patient ...

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