Kidney stones

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Two minerals that could help prevent kidney stones

Kidney stones are excruciating. One second you’re fine, the next a stone trying to pass through the tiny channel of the ureter can drop you to your knees. If you’ve had one, you’ve got a 30 percent chance of another one within the next five years. Decrease that risk with two important nutrients…

Joyce Hollman

High protein for weight loss? Make sure your kidneys can handle it

A high-protein diet can be an extremely effective weight loss plan. It usually goes hand in hand with a low-carb diet. But before you jump into changing your ways, consider the health of your kidneys. If not, you could end up with a bigger problem than a few extra pounds.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Natural help for passing and preventing kidney stones

Kidney stones may be one of the most painful things you’ll ever experience… many people compare it to giving birth. Arming yourself with ways to dissolve small stones and preventing new stones from forming is so important. Here are the natural options you can use at home…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to predict your next kidney stone

I’ll never forget the first time I had a kidney stone… and if you’ve ever had one, you probably have the exact same worry I do… “Am I going to have another one? And how soon will it happen?” Luckily, a new online tool can now give you some of those important answers…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Sweet relief for kidney stones: Lemonade

Doctors often prescribe potassium citrate to patients to try to prevent kidney stones, but if you want to avoid not only the pain from these stones but also taking one more prescription medication, there is a natural alternative that works so well that even some physicians are recommending it…