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Kidney Stone Treatment and Diabetes

December 1, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People getting treatment for kidney stones may do well to think first before undergoing a common treatment to remove kidney stones. A new study done by Mayo Clinic researchers found that shock wave lithotripsy, which uses shock waves to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces, significantly increases the risk for diabetes and hypertension later in life. The study identifies the intensity of the treatment and quantity of the shock waves administered as the possible causes of increased diabetes risk, while the hypertension risk can be attributed to the treatment of stones in both kidneys. » Continue Reading

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Gallstones: Take Them Out or Leave Them Be?

November 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus presents numerous challenges to patients and physicians constantly battling to stave off its deleterious effects on various organs in the body. While end-organ damage in diabetic patients targets vital organs like the kidney, heart, brain and lungs, a less known organ called the gallbladder likewise deserves attention. » Continue Reading

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