Kidney Stones: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

February 26, 2024 • Season 2: Episode 10

Kidney stones send half a million people to the emergency room every year. In most cases, stones pass through the body naturally, but some stones cause complications that may require additional medical and surgical treatment. 

Host Dr. Thacker talks through what can cause a kidney stone, the symptoms to look for, and what to do if the stone doesn't pass. At the end of the episode, Dr. Thacker shares how to prevent kidney stones with diet and lifestyle changes.

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