Living with Kidney Stones

Living with Kidney Stones

Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Samantha Bowick


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Living with Kidney Stones is a health resource for anyone who has ever suffered with the pain of kidney stones.

One in 10 individuals will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life. Composed of hard, painful mineral deposits forming inside the kidneys, these stones are both crippling and potentially chronic. Thankfully, patients can take action to reduce their chances of developing or redeveloping kidney stones by following a good diet, observing proper self-care, and adopting a comprehensive wellness plan.

To that end, Living with Kidney Stones offers the most up-to-date information on this illness, paired with heartfelt insight from an actual kidney stone sufferer.

Living with Kidney Stones also includes:
• Easy-to-understand information on types and causes of kidney stones
• The latest information on kidney stone testing
• Traditional and alternative options for a broad, full-body approach to wellness
• Guidance on self-care techniques for patients, families and caregivers
• Valuable medical and community resources for kidney stone sufferers

Learning to manage your risk factors for kidney stones can seem overwhelming, but by taking everything one day at a time and making sure you’re provided with the care and support you need, you can minimize your risk while maximizing your quality of life. Don’t just live with kidney stones—live well.


Samantha Bowick:
Samantha Bowick has a Master of Public Health degree from Liberty University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration at Columbia Southern University. She is devoted to using her education and experiences to advocate for people who suffer with endometriosis and other chronic illnesses. She currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina. She is the author of Living with Endometriosis and Living with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

David Brandli, MD, is a urologist working at the Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC. He received his Medical Degree from Penn State University and completed residency training in General Surgery and Urology at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He has been board certified in Urology since 2005. Although he practices General Urology, he has special interests in Oncology and Kidney Stone Disease. David has published more than 20 scientific abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles and made scientific presentations and lectures on various topics in Urology. He is active in several clinical committees in area hospitals, and is a member of the American Urologic Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the America Endourologic Association, and the American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.