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March is National Kidney Awareness Month: It’s About More Than Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones are often the first thing to come to mind when discussing kidney health. Kidney disease and failure are often overlooked as serious kidney health issues. That’s why March is observed as National Kidney Awareness Month; to create awareness about all types of kidney health issues, their treatment, and prevention.

Why is kidney health so important?

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How Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Any patient who has passed kidney stones knows that once you have them you are prone to having additional stones form. Diet is an important consideration when trying to prevent formation of future stones. Although diet is only one component of an overall program to maintain kidney health, it often goes a long way toward kidney stone management.

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Kidney Stones: Five Signs Never to Ignore

Kidney stones and pain

Kidney stones or renal calculus can cause much pain and discomfort, especially when the warning signs are ignored.  If a stone has grown to at least 3 millimeters it can block the ureter and cause even more pain, usually in the lower back, right or left flank, or groin.  

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Sugar and Kidney Stones? Be Weary This Holiday Season

 

 

Sugar, spice and everything nice is just around the corner. With the holidays fast approaching, doctors warn eating foods high in sugar could have consequences far beyond just packing on the pounds. It could also mean an increased risk of developing painful kidney stones. That’s because sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body by interfering with calcium and magnesium absorption.

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