Reduce Recurring Kidney Stones
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If you’ve had a kidney stone, you know that they may be painful, but the good news is they usually pass on their own.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Crystals in your urinary tract can form kidney stones, which may result in blood in your urine and dull or severe pain in your back and side.
Luckily, stones usually pass without the help of a doctor. But if a stone doesn’t pass on its own, your doctor has treatments to get rid of it.
And there are things you can do to reduce the chance of having more.
Try to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. This helps to flush away the substances that form stones.
Also, depending on the type of stone, your doctor may recommend dietary changes and medications.
And for more tips, visit our website at NIDDK or majic1023.com. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more “Healthy Moments.”
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