KIDNEY STONE PREVENTION
AN AVOIDABLE CRISIS
Some say it was the worst pain they ever suffered. All who have experienced it will agree it was very disruptive and something they would avoid at all cost.
Yet as terrible as their impact, kidney stones are very preventable in most cases, with professional help based on proper testing.
If you've had a kidney stone, you know how painful, debilitating, and costly they can be. Untreated, they can lead to permanent kidney damage. And if you've had one, you will probably have another.
Calcium Oxalate, Calcium Phosphate, Apatite, Brushite, Struvite, Cystine. These are some of the kidney stone types out there and the prevention strategy for each is unique. Kidney stones are complex, but the strategy to prevent them doesn't have to be.
It all starts with having the right information, based on good testing. The most important of these tests, the 24 hour urine kidney stone panel, is easy, can be done in the comfort of home on your own schedule, and is probably covered by your health plan. And it is surprisingly affordable to order your at-home test kit even if you don't have insurance.
During your comprehensive evaluation, I will review your test results in the context of your unique medical and surgical history, and devise a prevention plan that's customized to your unique biochemical profile. I will help you identify the parts of your diet that need adjustment and if necessary, prescribe medications, to complement these changes.