Kidney and uretral stone disease (urolithiasis) is among the most painful and prevalent urological disorders. More than a million kidney stone cases are diagnosed each year with an estimated 10 percent of Americans destined to suffer from kidney stones at some point in their lives. Stones formed in the kidney are called kidney stones. Ureteral stone is a kidney stone that has left the kidney and moved down into the ureter.
The incidence of urolithiasis, or stone disease, is about 12% by age 70 for males and 5-6% for females in the United States. Additionally, the gender gap may be decreasing as more women are being diagnosed and treated for kidney stones. The reason for the change is of the dietary and climate changes in our population. The debilitating effects of kidney stones is quite substantial, with patients incurring billions of dollars in treatment costs each year.
Fortunately, most stones pass out of the body without any intervention. If you are not so lucky, we will work with you to address the causes, identify the symptoms and come up with a treatment plan that is best for you.
To learn more about kidney or uretral stones, visit the Urology Care Foundation website.