Kidney Stone Sufferers Much Likelier To Die From End-Stage Kidney Disease

Patients who get repetitive kidney stones have a higher risk of ESRD (end-stage renal disease) than 
people who don’t get them as often.

Also, patients with asymptomatic stones and bladder stone formers have increased mortality risk than non-stone formers.

People who often get kidney stones may be causing kidney injuries with each stone event and therefore they would benefit from treatments to prevent kidney stone progression.

Researchers tested people who were categorized as follows:

  • First stone event
  • Recurrent stone event
  • Incidental stone detected
  • Bladder stone only
  • No urinary stone

The findings concluded that ESRD developed in .93% of stone formers and .36% in non-stone formers.

On the other hand, recurrent symptomatic kidney, asymptomatic kidney and miscoded stone formers had a significant increased risk of ESRD.

End-stage renal disease is higher in Recurrent Stone Formers Patients who get repetitive kidney stones. They also have a higher risk of ESRD (end-stage renal disease) than people who don’t get them as often.

If you are at risk of developing kidney stones there are some steps you should take to mitigate this risk. Among them are avoiding high temperatures and other high-heat situations like saunas. Also, cutting out high-prurine foods such as red meat, organ meats and most animal proteins is one of the best steps you can take toward safeguarding your kidney health.

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