Navigation Links
Kidney Stones in Children on The Rise, U-M Expert Says
Date:5/4/2009

High sodium diets, sedentary lifestyles and not drinking enough water are to blame.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated with middle aged men: kidney stones.

"They said that Emma was doubled over in pain and saying that her back hurt her," says Garnes.

Garnes took her to the pediatrician, who suggested it was a urinary tract infection. A half hour later, she called again to tell her doctor that her daughter couldn't keep anything down. The doctor suggested taking her to the ER.

After a battery of tests, including an ultrasound, the doctor returned with the news: she had kidney stones.

"It was quite hard to believe," Garnes says.

The growing incidence of kidney stones in children can be linked to the modern diet and lifestyle, says Gary Faerber, MD, a urologist at the University of Michigan Health System.

"I am seeing more and more children who have kidney stones," says Faerber. "It's a real phenomenon."

To treat Emma, urologists performed two lithotripsies to break up the stones and performed surgery on a tough one she couldn't pass. Doctors said she had high levels of oxalates (found in many fruits and vegetables) in her system, which required putting her on a low oxalate diet. Oxalates can be found in strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chocolate, peanut butter and nuts. Doctors also suggested she spike up her water intake.

Typically, kidney stones are found in adults between the ages of 35 and 60 but children can get them, too. A family history of kidney stones is also a significant risk factor.

Children today seem to live a lifestyle that puts them at risk of kidney stones, meani
'/>"/>

SOURCE University of Michigan Health System
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
2. Expenses Overshadow Optimism for Kidney Failure Patients
3. Katie Lee Joel to Conduct Cooking Demonstration for Local Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
4. Lowering Blood Protein Wont Help Kidney Patients
5. DaVita Teammates Bicycling 230 Miles for Kidney Disease Education
6. Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
7. Metabolic syndrome heightens risk for development of uric-acid kidney stones
8. Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients
9. New Survey Reveals Kidney Patients Concern About Medicare Policies
10. Nations Largest Dialysis Patient Organization Recognizes the Achievements of Patients and Leaders in Kidney Care
11. Kidney Awareness Time (KAT) Walk Raised Awareness and $400,000 for Kidney Education and Prevention Programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 2014: Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of ... research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Huaidong ... year follow-up study of nearly 0.5 million people in ... people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined. ... (IHD) and stroke, is the leading cause of death ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 Bioinformatics refers ... and analyze biological and genetic data. A major ... of developing software tools to generate and process ... confused with biological computation. While bioinformatics simply makes ... biology can its related concepts, biological computation refers ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 Ontraport , ... marketers that was developed to automate the small intricacies ... attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. ... daily duty of managing all of the small details ... quite overwhelming,” reports Michaels. “That’s why Ontraport has become ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Developers of FCPX ... tutorial video for the ProWorld Plugin from Pixel Film Studios. ... Pro X can do and users now have the ability ... Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “Blurring the ... changer.” , Learn how to turn a 2D HDRI image ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... D.C.USA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... global community utilizing social media marketing tools access ... interactive programs. MMU will utilize all tools to ... learning partner for our multiple learning channels. , ... mobile app, and an authoring tool that applies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent 2Health News:Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4Health News:Ontraport: Review Exposes Automated Platform for Online Marketing Management 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released a New Tutorial Entitled ProWorld Lesson Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:My Mobile University Announces Global Strategic Plan and Unveils New Android App to Enhance and Impact Lives World-Wide Through Education for All as Learning Platform 2Health News:My Mobile University Announces Global Strategic Plan and Unveils New Android App to Enhance and Impact Lives World-Wide Through Education for All as Learning Platform 3
... explain why C-section babies seem more likely to develop ... (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are born vaginally pick ... cesarean section, potentially affecting how their immune systems develop, ... provide more insight into why babies born through cesarean ...
... the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormone imbalance ... exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in many ... will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society,s 92nd Annual ... a known hormone disrupter, is elevated and associated with higher ...
... ... and revenues. In this Social Media Zuberance webinar we will show you how to avoid becoming ... ... (Founder and CEO of Zuberance) for a free interactive webinar at 11 AM PDT/2 ...
... fish that used to be feminized after chemicals, such as ... Treatment Plant and into Boulder Creek, are taking longer to ... process, according to a new study. The results will be ... San Diego. Although the levels of the chemicals that ...
... ... to Doctors, Physicians and Health Care Providers will monetize their time and streamline their patient ... the next sixty days. , ... (PRWEB) June 21, 2010 -- DocGreet.com is so sure that the services available to ...
... mental disorder affecting one in 100 people worldwide. Most cases ... and hallucinations as a teenager or adult. By that time, ... be difficult to treat. In a paper published recently ... at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire 2Health News:Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire 3Health News:Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher BPA blood levels 2Health News:Avoid Becoming Social Media Roadkill: Top 5 Ways to Combat Negative Word of Mouth (Free Webinar) 2Health News:Avoid Becoming Social Media Roadkill: Top 5 Ways to Combat Negative Word of Mouth (Free Webinar) 3Health News:Chemicals remaining after wastewater treatment change the gender of fish 2Health News:DocGreet Guarantees More Time and Money to Doctors and Health Care Providers 2Health News:Brain signs of schizophrenia found in babies 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  Chuma Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CHUM) (the "Company"), ... support services for the lawfully organized cannabis industry, ... approved the Company,s name and symbol change request. ... be known as Chuma Holdings, Inc. ... merger with the Company,s wholly-owned subsidiary, Chuma Holdings, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  A Boston Scientific ... study on stent removability and preliminary long term ... published in the August issue of the peer-reviewed ... 1 is being conducted in 11 countries ... covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) after extended indwell ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Research and Markets has announced ... Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. ... of reimbursement for medical expenses, the Chinese orthopedic instrument ... presenting a CAGR of 19.2% during 2009-2013. Trauma products, ... of orthopedic instruments in China , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 2CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2
... ... , LONDON, Dec. 14 A new solution developed by IBM ... Malaria Partnership, is helping to save lives using everyday technology to ... , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091214/NY25146-a ) , (Photo: ...
... , GENEVA, Switzerland, December 14 ... Meeting was held,in Bermuda on 7th December. In excess of ... and overwhelmingly approved all the resolutions,put forward. , ... Shortt of Galmoy,as the new Director of Corporate Communications. In ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Saving Lives with SMS for Life 2Saving Lives with SMS for Life 3Saving Lives with SMS for Life 4Saving Lives with SMS for Life 5Calcitech Holds Annual General Meeting 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: