The presence of kidney stones among women specifically is on the rise according to some of the latest research. This spike in activity could also be attributed to better diagnostic tools, say researchers, as previously undetected symptomatic kidney stones are now being diagnosed as such with the use of CT scans.Drawing upon the records of more than 7,200 Minnesota residents diagnosed with kidney stones from 1984-2012, researchers observed a greater prevalence of kidney stone development among female participants, usually attributed to chronic urinary tract infections. Conversely, bladder stones were more common among the male participants, largely due to prostate gland blockages.

Kidney stones can be excruciatingly painful and difficult to deal with, especially when they occur on a chronic basis. Some of the top three ways to curtail their recurrence involve:

  • Drinking water more frequently
  • Reducing sodium
  • Consuming less meat

As this study highlighted findings from a largely caucasian base of participants, further study is necessary to see if the greater percentage of kidney stones in women also applies to women of other ethnicities. Additionally, the researchers stated further study is required to determine whether better diagnostic tools are the only reason for this.

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