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Treatments in Katy TX prevent kidney stones complications and recurrence
Posted by Dr. Taryll Jenkins
Drs. Jenkins and Falae have the specialized knowledge and tools to prevent and treat a condition the American Urological Association reports will affect up to 12 percent of the population: kidney stones. If you’re reading this, you or a loved one may have troubling symptoms and need kidney stones treatments in Katy TX.
Who gets kidney stones?
There are different types of kidney stones. Each type has different risk factors. For example, the most common calcium stones are associated with high doses of vitamin D or a high sodium diet, while uric acid stones are associated with patients who drink too little water and eat too much protein. Texas is among Southern states in the “stone belt.” Kidney stones are more prevalent here than other parts of the country. The American Urological Association has linked warmer temperatures to higher rates of stones.
Other risk factors include:
Kidney stones are associated with pelvic floor dysfunction. Almost one of every four women will develop a pelvic floor disorder. Diagnostics and a thorough evaluation of your medical history can help determine if kidney stones are a primary or secondary condition, and lead to effective treatment of underlying medical conditions.
Who needs treatment?
Some kidney stones pass relatively painlessly. Medications and drinking two to three quarts of water each day may be recommend to relieve pain and help flush your urinary system. Your urine should go from cloudy or dark to almost or completely clear. Some medications can also help the stones pass easier. In cases in which the stones may be large or pose a bigger threat to your kidneys, surgery may be recommended.
It’s important to follow any lifestyle or therapeutic changes recommended to prevent the recurrence of stones, which reportedly approaches 50 percent after 10 years.
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