Kidney Stones Treatment in Salisbury, MD
Peninsula Nephrology Associates Is Located at 1821 Sweetbay Drive, Suite 1 Salisbury, Md 21804. Call Us at (410) 204-2122 for More Information About Kidney Stones Treatment. We Are Available Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. Feel Free to Call to Schedule an Appointment With Us Today! We Look Forward to Speaking With You!
Peninsula Nephrology Associates has established comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all types of kidney stone diseases. Combining our multidisciplinary approach and the expertise of our diverse group of nephrologists and health care professionals, our goal is not only to offer kidney stone treatment in Salisbury, MD but to eliminate and prevent them from returning. Specializing in treating patients who have minor to complex kidney stone conditions we offer dietary counseling, medical therapies, or surgical options depending on the severity of your kidney stones. Our specialists understand the pain you can experience from this condition and strive to provide our patients with the highest level of medical care.
What Are Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones are small crystal-like masses of salts and minerals like calcium that form inside the kidney. Varying in size, kidney stones can be as small as a pebble or as large as a ping pong ball. Small kidney stones can pass easily through the urinary tract, easily going unnoticed. Large kidney stones can cause a backup in the kidney, bladder, ureter, or urethra which can result in extreme pain.
What Causes Kidney Stones?
Risk factors include:
- High protein diets
- High Cholesterol
- Thyroid disease
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Certain medications such as diuretics, calcium supplements, and antacids
What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones typically will not cause any symptoms until the stone moves into the kidney or passes through the ureter. Depending on where the stone is in the urinary tract, the pain can come in waves with increasing or decreasing severity.
Common Symptoms Include:
- Pain that radiates into the lower abdomen and/or groin
- Painful or burning sensation when urinating
- Frequent urination
- Blood in urine
- Difficulty passing urine
- Cloudy or foul smelling urine
- Nausea and/or vomiting
Kidney Stone Diagnosis
Nearly 1 out 10 Americans are diagnosed with kidney stones, and half of all patients who have been treated for kidney stones develop another within five to 10 years. If a kidney stone is suspected, the following procedures may be performed in addition to obtaining a complete medical history:
- Blood Tests
- Urine Tests
- Imaging Tests
- Analysis of passed stones
Kidney Stone Treatment
Providing state-of-the-art technology and kidney stone treatment options in Salisbury, MD our Nephrologists and Physicians at Peninsula Nephrology Associates are leaders in their field. With individualized treatment plans and personalized care, we offer a level of care that patients can trust. After we determine the whether your needs are urological or nephrological, we will remove the stones and help prevent future kidney stone growth. Preventative treatment options include careful management of certain lifestyle changes and medications including:
- High water intake
- Low sodium diet
- Low protein diet
- Low purine
- Low oxalate
- Potassium cirate
- Increase exercise
- Reduction of stress
Whether this is your first time being diagnosed with kidney stones or you have been previously treated, our specialists at Peninsula Nephrology Associates offer kidney stone treatment in Salisbury, MD. We are located at 1821 Sweetbay Drive, Suite 1Salisbury, MD 21804.