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Kidney Stones: Types, Causes, and Symptoms [Video]

Kidney Stones: Types, Causes, and Symptoms [Video]

Kidney stones are hardened mineral deposits that accumulate in the kidneys. There are different types, causes, and symptoms of kidney stones. Several risk factors can increase your chances of getting kidney stones, and having kidney stones can bring about many complications. Kidney stones appear when there is a high level of minerals and salt in...

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Polycystic kidney disease: what is it and its symptoms

Polycystic kidney disease: what is it and its symptoms

Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder that causes fluid-filled sacs or cysts to grow in the kidneys. This disease can damage the kidneys when the cysts become large. Among the symptoms of polycystic kidney disease include pain in the abdomen, blood in the urine, headaches, fatigue, swollen or enlarged abdomen, kidney stones, high blood...

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Signs & symptoms that you may have kidney stones

Signs & symptoms that you may have kidney stones

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), kidney stones actually look like little pebbles that vary in color (usually yellow or brown), texture (smooth or jagged), and size (from a grain of sand to a pea. In rare nightmare cases, they can even grow the size of a golf ball. The...

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Kidney stones: Signs and what you can do to prevent them

Kidney stones: Signs and what you can do to prevent them

Kidney stones may be becoming more common according to a study published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Kidney stones can cause pain in different parts of the body, and passing them can be painful as well. To reduce the risk of developing kidney stones, some adjustments can be made to your diet. Passing kidney stones is...