Year: 2018

I haven’t had a kidney stone in a while, but I often find myself thinking: How do I know if my kidney stone pain is a single episode? What qualifies as chronic kidney stones? I don’t have them often—maybe once…

In an earlier post, I talked about the four types of kidney stones: calcium, uric, struvite, and cystine. After a bit more research, I realized that a certain condition, Cystinuria, causes Cystine stones—the rarest but often largest types of kidney…

So, after a bit of research about my own experience, I realized: there isn’t just one type of kidney stone. Actually, there are four major kinds. Can you believe that? Four types of stone means four ways for them to…

The size of your kidney stone will determine your experience and concomitant symptoms. If the stone is small enough, it will pass through the urethra without a problem—you will not experience any symptoms, and you may very well remain unaware…

Chronic Kidney Disease, also called chronic kidney failure, is the leading cause of the loss of kidney function. A kidney’s purpose is to filter waste and excess fluids from blood; these are excreted in urine. However, when Chronic Kidney Disease…

Harvard Health Publication’s Faculty Editor, Robert H. Shmerling, MD., has warned that kidney stones are on the rise. In an article published on the publication’s blog, Shmerling writes that, until recently, the typical person experiencing kidney stone issues was male,…

So: You’ve identified the problem as a kidney stone, but you can’t seem to pass it. You’ve been in pain for around an hour, but you’re not sure what to do. Similarly, you may be in a lot of pain,…

One of the most common questions about kidney stones—and really one of the most common health questions in general—is what our daily allowance of water consumption should be. The traditional, folksy wisdom is that you should drink about 64 ounces…