Can stress cause kidney stones?

October 28, 2015

Kidney stones are a major pain in the abdomen. At Austin Urology Institute, Dr. Koushik Shaw and his team frequently see patients who are sidelined by a burr in their urinary tract, wondering how it got there and how to make it go away. Patients often ask if kidney stones are caused by stress (or too much caffeine or any number of other things). The truth is that kidney stones… Read more

Urinary Tract Infections and How to Prevent Them

October 21, 2015

If you’ve ever had a Urinary Tract Infection (more commonly known as a UTI) you’re well aware of how uncomfortable they can be and are probably willing to do whatever it takes to avoid another one. However, in order to avoid a UTI, you must understand what it is. (Not really, but it’s good to be informed!) UTIs are infections that occur along the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys,… Read more