Chesapeake Wellness Center
Primary Care Practice & Addiction Medicine located in Cecilton, MD, Elkton, MD & Chestertown, MD
Kidney problems of any kind, whether it’s kidney stones, kidney disease or kidney failure, are very serious and in the case of stones, terribly painful. At Chesapeake Wellness Center in Chestertown, Cecilton and Elkton, Maryland, Dr. Paul Katz and the medical team help their patients better manage their lives in the face of renal difficulty. If you’re in Cecil, Kent or Queen Anne’s County, call or use the online scheduling tool to learn more.
Kidney Stones Q & A
What are kidney stones?
The primary function of your kidneys is to remove waste and fluid from your blood, which is then expelled in the form of urine. When this waste, namely calcium, oxalate and uric acid begins to build up, it can form into hard deposits that can lodge themselves in your urinary tract, causing considerable and debilitating pain.
What causes kidney stones?
The primary reason kidney stones develop is due to dehydration, along with excessive calcium, protein, and other minerals in your bloodstream. Dehydration reduces the body’s ability to flush these things from your body, allowing them to stick together into grains or stones that are too big to comfortably pass from your body.
You can have kidney stones and be unaware of their presence. If these stones grow in size, however, they make themselves painfully known as they make their way through your urinary tract.
What other kidney problems receive treatment?
There is a wide variety of kidney ailments that can cause serious complications in your life. The Chesapeake Wellness Center team can diagnose and help you develop an appropriate treatment/management program to fit your personal situation and symptoms.
To stay one step ahead of kidney disease, call Chesapeake Wellness Center or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.