Can a Supplement Help Your Kidney Stones? 

Researchers have found a potential supplement and cause.

Take the Kidney Stone Quiz

Kidney stones are one of the most common problems of the urinary tract—and one of the most painful disorders. How much do you know about kidney stones? Try your hand at this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

1. Most kidney stones pass through a person's urinary tract without any medical intervention.
2. Anyone can develop kidney stones.
3. A kidney stone forms from chemicals that the body is trying to get rid of.
4. If you have had gallstones, you're likely to get kidney stones, as well.
5. A urinary tract infection can put you at risk for developing kidney stones.
6. The pain from a kidney stone comes on gradually, growing more and more intense.
7. Most kidney stones large enough to cause pain must be removed surgically.
8. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones.
9. Some kidney stones can be removed by using shockwaves.

Causes and Symptoms of Frequent Urination 

Sometimes your bladder isn’t working the way you want.


An Overview of Kidney Disorders 

Detailed information about kidney problems.


What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease? 

Detailed information about the types of polycystic kidney disease.


Understanding Kidney Disease 

Too often, diabetes leads to kidney disease. But it doesn’t have to. When kidney problems are caught early, you can take steps to prevent more serious kidney disease.


You Don’t Have to Live with a Leaky Bladder 

Living with a leaky bladder — or urinary incontinence — can be frustrating at the very least.


How to Cope With Kidney Stones 

The pain can be excruciating, but there are ways to reduce it on your own.