Joseph R. Cunningham For those who have passed a kidney stone, it is likely an experience that will not be soon forgotten, since it has been described by many as one of the most painful health issues they’ve encountered. While a kidney stone may feel life-threatening, it’s considered to be a common health condition affecting many Americans each year. Kidney stones are small, hard substances made from minerals and chemical deposits that crystalize inside of the kidney or the ureters (tubes that drain from the kidneys to the bladder). There are four different types of stones that are grouped by chemical composition: calcium oxalate, struvite, uric acid and cystine. While several small stones pass out of the body without causing any symptoms, larger stones can become trapped and cause severe back or side pain, nausea, vomiting and bloody urine. As the stone passes down to the bladder, it may cause a burning sensation until it is eventually passed through the urine. If the … [Read more...] about Office Visit: Kidney stones – causes and prevention
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Dr. Jessica Lange Dr. Jessica Lange Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Q: I recently had a kidney stone and wanted to know more about my options. What types of minimally invasive surgery are available to treat kidney stones, and can they be prevented? A: Recent advances in laser technology and digital scopes allow us to now, better than ever before, remove virtually any kidney stone with either a small incision or no incision at all and with limited postoperative recovery time. Stones that give many patients terrible pain and trouble can be removed effectively with minimally invasive techniques. There are three ways to surgically treat kidney stones. » Shock wave lithotripsy: Shock waves are aimed at a stone in the kidney or ureter from outside a patient's body. These waves cause the stone to break into pieces, which the patient then passes. It requires no incisions and can be done under sedation or general anesthesia. It is only suitable for smaller stones in … [Read more...] about Ask a Doctor: What are the new surgery options for kidney stones?
Q: I have kidney stones. What do I have to do to treat and manage them? A: Stones located in the kidney are typically asymptomatic, not causing symptoms until they move out of the kidney. If you experience severe pain, you may need acute intervention with pain medication and further X-ray evaluation. If associated with fever or other signs of urinary tract infection, you may need urgent surgical intervention to decompress an obstructed kidney. There are a variety of minimally invasive procedures to remove stones that cannot be passed. If you pass a stone or have one removed, it is typically sent for analysis. Further evaluation depends on that result, your medical history and physical examination, and laboratory testing, including 24-hour urine evaluation. Dietary recommendations include increased fluid intake, decreased sodium intake and adding citrus such as lemon and lime to your diet. In addition, other dietary recommendations based on an individual's metabolic profile may include … [Read more...] about Ask a Doctor: How do I treat kidney stones?
Market Research Future has stated in its recent report on Kidney Stone Market that the growth of market is expected to gather substantial momentum with a 4% CAGR in the forecast period from 2017 to 2022. The Kidney Stone Industry is expected to develop mainly due to the rising incidence of kidney stones around the world. /EIN News/ -- Pune, India, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Worldwide Kidney Stones Market expected to be impelled further due to rise in the risk factors for kidney stones such as diabetes, high blood pressure and history of kidney failure within the family and also the reaction caused by certain medicines that patients consume. The market is anticipated to grow substantially due to the manufacture of drugs that can break and dissolve as no drugs are currently available and can provide a huge opportunity for manufacturers in the market in the forecast period. The prevalence of kidney stones has escalated substantially in the recent years citing factors … [Read more...] about Kidney Stones Market Size at US $3000 Mn Expected to Reach by Stryker Corp, Cook Medical Inc, Medispec Ltd, Boston Scientific Corp and More till 2022
HealthJudges have awarded this year’s coveted Ig Nobel Prize for medicine to researchers who investigated the kidney stone-passing potential of rollercoasters.Researchers thought the fast-paced, looping rides might help dislodge the dreaded mineral clumps, which are often very painful to pass.Kidney stones are salt and mineral deposits that build up in the kidneys. Usually they travel out of the body through the urinary tract, but sometimes surgery is required to remove them. Although they don’t normally cause permanent damage, kidney stones can cause severe pain as they move through the body.Researcher David Wartinger took a silicone model of a human renal system filled with urine and kidney stones on Walt Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Orlando, Florida—a ride that rattles passengers from side to side, as well as up and down.Recommended Slideshows5150 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy5150 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't … [Read more...] about Can Rollercoaster Rides Remove Kidney Stones? Innovative Research Wins Ig Nobel Prize