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September 27th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Weekend Wellness: Family history of kidney stones increases risk

By lizatorborg

Kidney stones illustrationDEAR MAYO CLINIC: My family has a history of kidney stones, and I would like to prevent them if possible. What should I do to keep from getting kidney stones? Are there foods or drinks I should avoid?

ANSWER: A family history of kidney stones does increase your risk of developing stones. But you can take a number of steps to help prevent kidney stones from forming. One of the most important is to drink plenty of fluids each day. Making certain dietary choices and staying at a healthy weight also can lower your risk.

Your kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. That waste and fluid leave your body through urine. Kidney stones form when urine contains more crystal-forming substances —such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, due to your genetics or other factors, your urine may not have substances that keep crystals from sticking together. That creates an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.

For people with family members who have had kidney stones, the risk of stones is about twice as high as people that do not have a family history. Other factors that can raise your risk include surgeries that change your digestive process, such as gastric bypass, and diseases that affect your digestion, such as inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea.  Read the rest of this entry »

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August 11th, 2014

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August 11th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Kidney Stones: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Joel Streed

Do you know you're at greater risk to develop kidney stones during the month of August?  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio show, we'll discuss why kidney stones are more prevalent during the summer.  We’ll also talk about why kidney stones develop, what to do if you have one and how to prevent kidney stones in the first place.  Our experts guests are nephrologist Ivan Porter, M.D., and urology surgeon Amy Krambeck, M.D.   Here is the podcast! Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 8-9-14

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August 8th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

By Dana Sparks

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Do you know you're at greater risk to develop kidney stones during the month of August? On the next Mayo Clinic Radio show, Saturday, August 9 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll discuss why kidney stones are more prevalent during the summer. We’ll also talk about why kidney stones develop, what to do if you have one and how to prevent kidney stones in the first place.  Our experts guests are nephrologist Ivan Porter, M.D., and urology surgeon Amy Krambeck, M.D. Please join us.

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August 5th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Radio: Kidney Stones

By McCray

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Do you know you're at greater risk to develop kidney stones during the month of August?  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio show, Saturday, August 9 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll discuss why kidney stones are more prevalent during the summer.  We’ll also talk about why kidney stones develop, what to do if you have one and how to prevent kidney stones in the first place.  Our experts guests are nephrologist Ivan Porter, M.D., and urology surgeon Amy Krambeck, M.D.  Please join us.

Myth or Matter of Fact: Drinking soda causes kidney stones.

Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions.

To listen to the program on Saturday, click here

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

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Tags: Dr Amy Krambeck, Dr Ivan Porter, kidney stones, Mayo Clinic Radio, nephrology, Radio, Urology