Kidney Stones and KSP Tabs
July 11, 2021
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 emergency room visits due to kidney stones were reported.
There is no dietary fix to “get rid” of kidney or ureteral stones that have already formed, however there are over-the-counter tablets that might help prevent the formation of new stones as well as the growth of current stones that have not begun to pass.
Urine contains minerals and salts. When the urine is concentrated with these minerals and salts it can cause hard stones to form in the kidneys (kidney stones). Stones are caused by the disruption in the fine balance between urinary concentrations of certain minerals and salts, and the body’s ability to excrete them.
Those who have experienced kidney stones in the past are up to 50% more likely to face recurrence.
Traditional prevention of recurrent kidney stones can be accomplished with dietary modifications including increased hydration, reducing salt, animal protein and oxalate intake, while increasing citrate intake.
KSP effervescent tablets can also do this by increasing urine pH, increasing urinary concentrations of citrate and magnesium while also encouraging overall hydration. It is advised to start and use these tablets under the care of a urologist.
KSP tabs promote hydration while keeping your kidneys replenished with natural stone inhibitors. They are all-natural and developed by urologists to help reduce the formation of calcium oxalate crystals and optimize kidney health. Found over the counter and online, it is recommended to use two of the effervescent tablets per day to make a difference.
These effervescent tablets are a natural over-the-counter supplement that contains vital minerals. Prescription options can be costly and lack the hydration component so vital to stone deterrence.
If you are interested in learning more about how to prevent kidney stones or kidney stone recurrence, Austin Urology Institute offers both information and options including prescription medications, individualized nutrition consults with a nutritionist, urine tests and other options including KSP Tabs.
Contact Austin Urology Institute at 512.694.8888 to schedule an appointment with a provider to learn more and discuss your options.
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