We look at a number of articles that discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney stones. In addition, we also explore ways to avoid developing kidney stones.
Patients with kidney stones that cannot be passed out of the body naturally can turn to medication, shock wave therapy and surgery for stone removal.
About one in 10 Singaporeans will develop kidney stones. Small stones be harmless, but larger ones could lead to stabbing or throbbing pain and other problems.
Dietary changes such as cutting back on salt and animal protein, and drinking about 2.5 litres to 3 litres of water per day, can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.