Kidney Health

Why are kidney stones more common in Texas?

June 10, 2014  |  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

Austin and its surrounding cities (Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Bastrop, and San Marcos) are at higher risk of making stones mostly due to the hot weather. During the summer, people enjoy spending time outside. Austin, in particular is a very active city and many people do not hydrate as well as they should. […]

Kidney Stones in the Summertime

May 2, 2014  |  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

It’s that time of year again, when Central Texas’ mild spring gives way to the heat of summer. Along with swimming, ice cream and sunshine, summer in Central Texas also means kidney stone season. Because of our heat, which leads to increased sweat and dehydration, along with increased levels of minerals in our water, our […]

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the US

February 11, 2014  |  Kidney Health  

Kidney stones are increasingly becoming a problem in the United States, and much of that rise can be attributed to poor dietary habits and the growing rate of obesity. Because kidney stones are caused by what we eat and our lifestyle, they are prevented through the same mechanisms as well. Kidney stones are calcifications that […]

What does a urologist do?

December 18, 2013  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Health  Men's Health  Women's Health  

A urologist is a specialist who deals with problems of the urinary system which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra.  In addition to the urinary system, a urologist also sees male patients for issues with erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and pain in the prostate or testicles. There can be some confusion between a […]

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