Kidney Stones Are on the Rise!

A new study has found not only that the incidence of kidney stones is going up, but that they are also developing in people not considered high-risk in the past, including children, women, and African Americans. It's a good time to have a game plan because there's a good chance you may develop kidney stones in the future! No one should have to suffer through the agonizing pain so learn what you can do to help protect yourself against kidney stones! [1]

Lets start with why kidney stones form.

Kidney stones develop when certain chemicals in the urine, such as calcium or uric acid, form crystals.

Risk factors for stone formation include:

  • low intake of fluids (dehydration)
  • diet, including high intake of animal protein, sodium, and sugar
  • certain conditions, such as gout, diabetes, and obesity
  • some medications, including calcium supplements
  • family history and genetics — kidney stones can run in families, although the specific contributions of shared genes versus shared environments and diets are uncertain.

While a specific cause may be impossible to identify, kidney stones are common, affecting about 19% of men and 9% of women by age 70 and growing!

Next, should kidney stones be addressed?

Yes! Occasionally, kidney stones are discovered incidentally and pass on their own, never causing symptoms or needing treatment. But, other times, they can cause extreme pain. They can become lodged anywhere in the urinary system, including the kidney, the ureters (the narrow tubes connecting each kidney to the bladder), the bladder, or the urethra (the passageway between the bladder and the outside world). 

As you might have heard, “passing a kidney stone” can be agonizingly painful and is often compared with the pain experienced with childbirth!

However, it may not have to be this way. What if there was a better, natural solution? There is a product in existence called Renavive®, which is a natural kidney cleanse containing ingredients designed to target all aspects of dealing with kidney stones including relieving the associated pain, dissolution of the stones and even protection against the formation of new stones.* 

In addition to pain and urinary problems, kidney stones can also cause bleeding and kidney damage. They can increase the risk of a urinary tract infection and have even been linked to cardiovascular disease. [1]

So, the answer is — yes, they should be addressed. The fact of the matter is, kidney stones do not belong in the body, so simply “waiting” for a stone to pass on its own is NOT the best option. It’s best to be proactive in your kidney stone situation and help to eliminate the stone as soon as possible, without having to resort to surgery or other extremely invasive procedures. Especially because kidney stones could potentially grow in size overtime and become even more of an issue! Don't wait any longer, address your kidney stones today.

Interesting Facts

  • One in every 20 people develop kidney stones at some point in their life. [2]

  • The heaviest kidney stone on record weight over 1.36 pounds! [3]

  • Dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stone formation. [2]

  • Nephrolithiasis is the medical term for kidney stones. [2]

    What to do if you have Kidney Stones?

    If you have kidney stones, there’s a good chance that you already saw your doctor or even went directly to the emergency room! You may or may not have been prescribed pain medication and have been told to wait to see if it passes or perhaps that you may even need a procedure to help eliminate it. These are both scary outlooks and sound painful! This is why kidney stone sufferers love the Renavive® product so much! It helps save them from agonizing pain and helps make dealing with kidney stones easy, whether they are dealing with current kidney stones or helping protect against future kidney stones.* 

    The most common symptoms of kidney stones are waves of pain in the back or lower abdomen, pain with urination, or blood in the urine. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a kidney stone, it’s important to figure out why it happened, if possible, and take steps to avoid recurrence. The Renavive® product may be taken daily to help protect against kidney stone recurrence.*

    Dietary measures can also be highly beneficial. The details vary depending on the type of stone you have or had and the results of your blood and urine tests.

    Protection is Key!

    We need more research to understand the reason — or reasons — kidney stones are becoming more and more common. Considering how painful and potentially dangerous kidney stones can be, protection is key, especially if you're a chronic kidney stone sufferer. Ask anyone who has had one: kidney stones are definitely worth avoiding if possible. Whether you currently have kidney stones or want to help protect against new ones, make dealing with kidney stones easy with Renavive®.*

    Learn more about how Renavive® may be able to help you with your kidney stones.