Navigation Links
September 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Snoring, Kidney Stones and Vitamin D
Date:9/16/2009

ways to reduce the risk of a repeat.

Kidney stones are made up of crystal-forming minerals in the urine. Normal urine contains substances that inhibit crystal formation. However, if urine is too concentrated or if the crystal-preventing compounds aren't working properly, crystals may gradually accumulate and grow to form one or more kidney stones.

Most kidney stones pass naturally through the ureters (tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder), through the bladder and then out in the urine. Passing a kidney stone may take hours or weeks. Most often, the process takes seven to 14 days. Small stones may not be a big bother. Larger ones can cause extreme pain, typically on the side and the back, just below the rib cage and radiating to the lower abdomen and groin. There are a variety of treatment options, from pain management to surgical removal of the stone.

Once the stone has passed, the focus switches to prevention. Prevention strategies depend somewhat on the composition of kidney stones. About 70 percent are formed primarily of calcium oxalate. Others are formed mainly from calcium phosphate, uric acid or struvite stones. Recommendations for prevention of kidney stones in most people may include:

Drink enough fluid: Drinking at least 12 cups of fluid -- preferably water -- a day is the most basic way to prevent kidney stones. The fluid dilutes the urine and decreases the risk of crystal formation.

Limit meat intake: Consuming more than 6 to 8 ounces of meat daily can increase calcium and uric acid in the urine, increasing the acidity of urine and reducing the chemicals that inhibit crystal formation.

Get adequate calcium: Meeting daily calcium intake recommendations based on age reduces the risk of kidney stone development, probably because calcium binds to oxalate in the gut, reducing oxalate levels in the urine.

Avoid excess vitam
'/>"/>

SOURCE Mayo Clinic
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Hospira to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference on September 11
2. Gerresheimer to be Included in the SDAX Early Decision on Inclusion in the MDAX on September 5, 2007
3. Mega Events in September Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
4. September: Time to Try Cholesterol-Free Soyfoods
5. Somanetics Corporation to Release Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Host Conference Call September 19
6. AMN Healthcare Services to Host Analyst Day on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
7. Par Pharmaceutical Files Form 10-K for 2006 -- Company to Hold First Analysts Meeting September 28, 2007
8. Authentidate Holding Corp. to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Year End Results on Thursday, September 13, 2007
9. West Coast Bank Will Sponsor the Doernbecher Freestyle on September 22, 2007
10. On September 7th Local Organizations Partner to Celebrate Healthy Steps
11. Flu Vaccinations Begin on September 29 Maxim Health Systems to Provide 24,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/20/2014)... cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible ... researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. , ... pinpoint the normal cell type that can give rise ... show that most bladder cancers and their associated precancerous ... many human bladder cancers recur after therapy. , "We,ve ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded ... diabetes, Novo Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 ... Obesity Biologics Science Forum Program, only four projects were ... researchers. They are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William ... Jonathan Powell, a professor of oncology, will use his ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... in French . ... and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler ... Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire ... demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions ... soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method has ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... pain relief targets that could be used to ... King,s College London made the discovery when researching ... of the body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: ... pain generation and our findings could help chemotherapy ... One potential side effect of some chemotherapy drugs ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014) Two recent papers by a University ... may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for ... encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey S. ... genetics at the School of Medicine and an ... Institute, and colleagues recently published articles in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer 2Health News:Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer 3Health News:Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer 4Health News:Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer 5Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 3Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2
... Expectant mothers who have lower intake of folic acid ... higher chance of having babies with low birth weight ... Tyne, UK, had found that increased levels of folic ... of newborns, and vice versa. ,Researchers have examined ...
... combing of wet hair may be far more effective ... ,Researchers have used single blind randomized controlled trial for ... insecticide treatments against head lice in United Kingdom. , ... effective than current over the counter chemical treatments for ...
... to mothers who have low levels of foliate// in their ... ,Folate is essential for fetal growth and gene expression. ... and maintain new cells. It is a B vitamin and ... ,Women are usually prescribed folic acid supplements, a synthetic ...
... of $7 million for upgrading a medical college in ... Sardar Vallavbhai Patel Postgraduate Institute of Paediatrics (in Cuttack) ... dispensation of healthcare to a wider population," said a ... the project were signed and exchanged here Thursday by ...
... memories of unpleasant experiences with unhealthy foods could be ... Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, and her ... eating strawberry ice cream as a child. , ... about food. The volunteers subsequently received feedback on their ...
... Researchers have developed a portable la-chip called Genotyper that ... within hours and help the doctors to treat patients ... the Genotyper is on its way to become fully ... all around the world to track the various flu ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Links Folic Acid With Increased Birth Weight 2Health News:Combing Hair More Effective Than OTC Medicine For Head Lice 2Health News:Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy to Boost Fetal Development 2Health News:Unpleasant Memory of Food could Be Used to Treat Obesity 2Health News:New Tools To Identify Flu Strains 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... report is available in its catalogue: ... and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery ... Administration http://www.reportlinker.com/p01941928/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-Routes-of-Administration.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced ... of 2013 on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press release ... of trading. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ) ... operating highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System ... accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately ... tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3
... MiMedx Group, Inc.  (OTCBB: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer ... processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today its results ... 30, 2011. The Company recorded record revenue ... over second quarter of 2011 revenue of $1,929,000 and ...
... Oct. 26, 2011 Reportlinker.com ... research report is available in ... Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies ... towards achieving clinical success ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 2MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 3MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 4MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 5MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 6MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 7MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 8MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 9MiMedx Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results 10Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 2Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 3Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 4Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 5Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 6Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 7Early Stage Drug Safety Strategies and Risk Management: Maximizing opportunities towards achieving clinical success 8
Rapid Infectious Mononucleosis Heterophile Antibody (IgM) Test...
... The Accutest Infectious Mononucleosis Whole Blood ... used for the detection of IgM ... in human whole blood. This test ... in the diagnosis of IM in ...
... ZstatFlu is the first available point-of-care ... diagnose all strains of influenza A and ... for influenza neuraminidase, an enzyme that assists ... the virus from infected cells. The ZstatFlu ...
The NOW® Flu B test is the most frequently adopted rapid flu test on the market today. Testing could not be easier and the results are available in 15 minutes. Now you can focus on the results an...
Medicine Products: