kidney stones

Intercourse appears to aid in passage of kidney stones

Drinking milk may do a body good, but so does frequent sex. Sexual intercourse may aid in the passage of distal ureteral kidney stones, suggests a study of 90 men conducted by Turkish researchers at the Clinic of Ankara. Distal utereral stones are stones that lodge in the lower portion of the ureters. Ureters are

More water, less kidney stones?

Bottoms up! Drinking more water may help reduce your risk of kidney stones. High water intake may help you keep kidney stones at bay, according to an analysis of several studies. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) physicians reviewed data collected from the studies called a meta-analysis and reported their findings at the 2015 National Kidney Foundation

Kidney stone relief

Kidney stone sufferers need a new drug, and drugs used to treat leukemia may help one day. A class of drugs used to treat leukemia and epilepsy may also be effective against kidney stones, says a researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The drugs are a type of enzyme called HDAC

CT scans vs. ultrasound for diagnosing kidney stones

CT scans are no more accurate than an ultrasound for the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, reports a study that was published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study involved 15 medical centers. Why should this finding concern you? CT scans deliver a large dose of radiation whereas an ultrasound does not.

Women with kidney stones more likely to develop CKD

An analysis of health data of approximately 5,900 individuals found that women with a history of kidney stones were 1.8 times more likely to developĀ  chronic kidney disease (CKD) and three times more likely to need dialysis than women who do not have a history of stones. Although men were also included in the study,