(Baltimore, MD, Wednesday, March 11, 2020) – March is Kidney Health Awareness Month and kidneys are fist-size organs that remove water and waste from blood in the form of urine.

In 2020, more than 73,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer in the U.S. The risk is higher in men than in women.

Kidney stone attacks lead to over two million visits to the doctor and over 600,000 visits to the emergency room each year.  More than one million Americans will get a kidney stone this year. There are many different causes of kidney stones and various treatment options.

Lifestyle changes such as taking prescribed medications, aiming for and maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, and making physical activity part of their routines help prevent kidney disease.

The Urology Care Foundation has a robust variety of free resources on kidney stones and other conditions affecting the kidneys.

The Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association, supports and improves urological care by funding research, developing patient education and pursuing philanthropic support. The foundation has many resources for kidney stone health, including a cookbook designed to help prevent kidney stones with nutrition and diet.

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