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posted: 4/8/2014 7:15 AM

Free Community Health Lecture: Tips for Preventing Kidney Stones

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On Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30-8 pm, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will host a community lecture about preventing kidney stones. Christopher Lodowsky, MD, a board certified urologist on staff at Good Shepherd Hospital will discuss the prevention and treatment of kidney stones.

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated. Kidney stones are the most common disorders in the urinary trance and one in ten people will experience kidney stones in their lifetime.

"Kidney stones can be as small as grains of sand, but they can also be much larger such as the size of pea," says Dr. Lodowsky. "If a stone gets into the ureters, it can cause intense pain.

Fortunately, an evaluation will identify factors which contribute to stone formation and guide you to modify your lifestyle and diet to reduce the risk of stone occurrence."

All are invited to attend this free event in the Prairie Room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. A light meal will be provided to all those who attend.

Space is limited. To register for this event, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention class code 3G83. You can also register at, click on "I need a class or support group" and type the class code in the keyword box.