Kidney Stones (cont.)
Kidney Stone Prevention
- While kidney stones and renal colic cannot always be prevented, the risk of forming a stone can be minimized by avoiding dehydration. Keeping the urine dilute will not allow the chemical crystals to come out of solution and form the beginning nidus of a stone. Making certain that the urine remains clear and not concentrated (dark yellow) will help minimize stone formation.
- Medication may be prescribed for certain types of stones, and compliance with taking the medication is a must to reduce the risk of future episodes.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/1/2014
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