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What Is The Outlook For People With Kidney Stones?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 16:33

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

In recent years, there have been dramatic improvements in how kidney stones are treated.

Kidney stones now can be broken into tiny pieces and eliminated from the body without the need for any type of surgery. Avoiding traditional surgery means faster healing time, shorter hospital stays, and reduced medical expenses.

Furthermore, stones can be prevented with medications and the careful regulation of water intake and diet. With careful management and attention to prevention techniques, only one in 10 people who have had a kidney stone will actually have another.

Kidney Stones