Kidney Stones

The Stones: Great for Music, Bad for Kidneys

January 19, 2024  |  Kidney Stones  

(Not So) Fun Facts About Kidney Stones Kidney stones can affect just about anyone. There are many factors, both genetic and environmental, that can make a person more or less likely to develop kidney stones. The majority of kidney stones are calcium stones (80%), most of which are composed primarily of calcium oxalate or calcium […]

Summer Time and Kidney Stones

July 29, 2021  |  Kidney Stones  

It’s that time of year again: Summer. And it’s hot! Temperatures will climb into the 100s with the summer heat blasting us for a few long months. This is peak kidney stone prevention time. It is estimated that about one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives. The […]

Kidney Stones and KSP Tabs

July 11, 2021  |  Kidney Stones  

It is estimated that about 1 in 10 people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives. The risk of kidney stones is 11% in men and 9% in women. Diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity may increase the risk for kidney stones. In 2009, there were 1.3 million […]

Why would an Austin urologist offer wellness and nutritional services? (An interview with the Director of Nutrition)

April 14, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Low Testosterone  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

Dr. Shaw and his team at Austin Urology Institute take an integrative approach to urology by combining different aspects of care, including medication, hormone therapy, innovative new tools, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle factors. Expanding from our core Austin urology services makes treating those urological conditions more effective. Here is a Q&A with the Director of […]

Happy Kidney Month! (Part II)

March 14, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

Here are Five Actions that can keep your kidneys health and decrease the risk of kidney disease. If you missed our prior post about national kidney awareness month, take a peek back. If not, here are five ways in which you can help take charge of your kidney health and decrease your risk of kidney […]

Happy Kidney Month! (Part I)

March 7, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

It’s National Kidney Month! March has been designated the month to give a shout out to those kidneys and the tremendous amount of work they do in keeping you healthy. The kidneys play a vital role in your health and they are busy! The kidneys are two fist-sized organs located in your back just at […]

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Tips for Keeping them Healthy

March 1, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Make/Well  The/Age  

Kidneys are incredible organs, and vital to our health.  The kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning about 200 quarts of fluid to the bloodstream every 24 hours. Around two quarts are removed from the body through urine, and the other 198 quarts are filtered and recovered in the body. However, in 2020, […]

Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally

February 13, 2021  |  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Uncategorized  

The 411 On Kidney Stones Urine naturally contains minerals and salts. When the urine is concentrated with these compounds it can cause hard stones to form in the kidneys (hence the name kidney stones). Once the kidney stones begin to move into the ureter towards the bladder, that kidney stone is now called a ureteral […]

What can you do right now to help prevent kidney stones?

February 10, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Kidney stones. The name alone is enough to leave some people shuttering. While some kidney stones are as small as a grain of sand and pass through the ureter without us even knowing, some can leave you with a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, and chances are the task of […]

The “Quality of Life” Items Your Doctor Often Forgets

November 30, 2019  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Vasectomy  

During my medical school and training, I, along with other medical professionals were taught how to properly analyze, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of disease processes. While learning “how to doctor,” patient encounters were typically rote and followed a fairly strict protocol and ritual: obtain a history, perform a physical exam, provide an assessment […]

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