Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones Diagnosis and Treatment

Kidney stones are one of the commonest reason why people visit a kidney doctor and if neglected can lead to kidney failure. Kidney stones are formed when the body produces excess chemicals and their concentration becomes high in the urine.

Many factors contribute to stone formation like genetics, environment, your diet and fluid intake. Certain foods can contribute to stone formation in the ones who are susceptible.

Kidney Stones Treatment

There are different types of kidney stones like calcium, oxalate, phosphate and uric acid. Diets rich in animal protein like meat, fish can promote uric acid stone formation. People who have recurrent urine infections are also at higher risk of forming stones.

 

It is very important to know what type of stone a person has/is forming

 

How to Prevent Kidney Stones

 

  1. First step is to seek medical advice and to know the possible reasons behind stone formation.
  2. You will need to undergo some blood tests and urine tests and scans to confirm the type of stone
  3. If the stone can be caught while passing urine or taken if a person is needing surgery and sent for further chemical analysis ,then we can confirm the type of stone
  4. Drink 3-4litres of water to keep the chemicals in the urine diluted so they do not form stones
  5. Dietary advise will be given by doctor depending on the type of stone to prevent future stone formation
  6. Children with stones or others with family history will need genetic tests to determine any genetic abnormalities

Kidney Stones Treatment

In summary most important things to remember

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Reduce salt in diet, Salt restriction 2gm/day
  3. Reduce animal protein like meat, chicken, and fish.
  4. Seek advice from kidney doctor early and prevent further kidney damage!
Dr Kavitha Gone Bright Kidney Centre Nephrologist in Hyderabad

Dr Kavitha Gone

MRCP (UK), FRCP (UK)
CCT (Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplant) (UK)
Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician

Dr.Kavitha Gone is a consultant Nephrologist with 15 yrs experience in the field of Nephrology. She has worked as a consultant Nephrologist in a large teaching hospital in U.K. with a haemodialysis population of approximately 470, a PD population of approximately 100 and transplant unit performing 120-150 transplants per year. She has extensive experience in managing Acute Kidney Injury in Intensive care units . Her sub speciality interest are Haemodialysis ,Peritoneal dialysis, Vascular Access and Renal Transplantation.

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Kidney Stones Diagnosis and Treatment

Kidney stones are one of the commonest reason why people visit a kidney doctor and if neglected can lead to kidney failure. Kidney stones are formed when the body produces excess chemicals and their concentration becomes high in the urine.

Many factors contribute to stone formation like genetics, environment, your diet and fluid intake. Certain foods can contribute to stone formation in the ones who are susceptible.

Kidney Stones Treatment

There are different types of kidney stones like calcium, oxalate, phosphate and uric acid. Diets rich in animal protein like meat, fish can promote uric acid stone formation. People who have recurrent urine infections are also at higher risk of forming stones.

 

It is very important to know what type of stone a person has/is forming

 

How to Prevent Kidney Stones

 

  1. First step is to seek medical advice and to know the possible reasons behind stone formation.
  2. You will need to undergo some blood tests and urine tests and scans to confirm the type of stone
  3. If the stone can be caught while passing urine or taken if a person is needing surgery and sent for further chemical analysis ,then we can confirm the type of stone
  4. Drink 3-4litres of water to keep the chemicals in the urine diluted so they do not form stones
  5. Dietary advise will be given by doctor depending on the type of stone to prevent future stone formation
  6. Children with stones or others with family history will need genetic tests to determine any genetic abnormalities

Kidney Stones Treatment

In summary most important things to remember

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Reduce salt in diet, Salt restriction 2gm/day
  3. Reduce animal protein like meat, chicken, and fish.
  4. Seek advice from kidney doctor early and prevent further kidney damage!
Dr Kavitha Gone Bright Kidney Centre Nephrologist in Hyderabad

Dr Kavitha Gone

MRCP (UK), FRCP (UK)
CCT (Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplant) (UK)
Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician

Dr.Kavitha Gone is a consultant Nephrologist with 15 yrs experience in the field of Nephrology. She has worked as a consultant Nephrologist in a large teaching hospital in U.K. with a haemodialysis population of approximately 470, a PD population of approximately 100 and transplant unit performing 120-150 transplants per year. She has extensive experience in managing Acute Kidney Injury in Intensive care units . Her sub speciality interest are Haemodialysis ,Peritoneal dialysis, Vascular Access and Renal Transplantation.

Book An Appointment

January 2021
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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