6 Infographics To Help You Avoid A Kidney Stone Attack Like The One That Struck Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

on January 06 2014 9:06 AM
Kenny the Kidney
Bill Brazell, in his guise as Kenny the Kidney in New York City at the World Science Festival. Brazell raises money for PKD research, and is also a patient. Bill Brazell

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos did not have a happy new year at the beginning of 2014.

Bezos had to be airlifted by the Ecuadorian Navy from the Galapagos Islands due to a kidney stone attack.

Commenting on the experience after the fact, a spokesman for Bezos simply replied, "Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars,” reported the Washington Post, the paper Bezos bought last year.

Here are six infographics with information on how to avoid or treat kidney stones.

What is a kidney stone?

So, what are your chances of getting a kidney stone?

Men have a slightly higher chance of getting a kidney stone.

Once you've had one kidney stone, you'll probably have another at some point.

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Not surprisingly, bigger stones are harder to pass.

What can you eat to help prevent kidney stones?

Kidney Stone Diet | What Foods to Avoid vs. Good Foods for Kidneys

 

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