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Learn more about kidney stones and how to prevent them.

Relevant and reliable information on the prevention, treatment and scientific explanation of kidney stones.

If you have kidney stones, you may need to follow a special diet. First, your doctor will run tests to find out what type of stones you form. From these, the doctor can determine which diet changes may be right for you. A registered dietitian can help you make the necessary changes in your diet. Learn more:

Kidney stones have become more common in children and teens over the past 20 years. They can occur in children of any age, even premature infants, but most stones occur in teens.

Kidney stones happen when minerals and other substances normally found in urine join together to form a hard stone in the urinary tract. They can also form if there is not enough of other substances in the urine that help stop stones from forming.

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Nov. 28, 2022, New York, NY — Nephrologist and researcher Susan Hedayati, MD, MHSc, will be honored by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) with the prestigious Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture at one of the nation’s most regarded gatherings of kidney professionals in 2023 for her discoveries in kidney disease.

Each year NKF considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of Nephrology and selects among...

 

In this day and age life is in the fast lane. Time flies by faster than we can blink sometimes. Health issues can be debilitating and time consuming and kidney stones are one those of issues that can take you down for the count. Being out of commission for days and even weeks trying to pass stones is not optimal for anyone. Here are some simple ways to try to prevent getting kidney stones for future use. Learn how to ...

Blog: Kidney Cars

September 29, 2020—Moonstone Nutrition and the National Kidney Foundation are partnering to raise awareness about the prevalence of kidney stones and the importance of overall kidney health. Moonstone Nutrition and NKF will develop educational materials to teach consumers and healthcare professionals about...