This week: Kidney stones, sarcoidosis, sleep in seniors
Some people don't realize they have kidney stones, and others may experience excruciating pain. Patients may seek care through a hospital emergency department or their primary care provider. They may also seek treatment from a urologist or a kidney specialist, called a nephrologist, such as Upstate's Dr. Stephen Knohl.
Knohl explains how kidney stones form, what can be done to prevent them and what to expect from a visit with a nephrologist in this week's "HealthLink on Air."
Also on this week's show, Dr. Andrea Berg, who specializes in geriatrics, discusses how some changes in sleep habits are natural as people age, but some could signal medical issues. She says a good 7 1/2 to 8 hours of sleep is needed, and people who have trouble getting that amount should alert their health care providers. Berg also goes over common medications that may impact sleep, and some of the things people can do to improve their quality of sleep.
Pulmonologist Birendra Sah also explains what's important to know about sarcoidosis on this week's episode.
Listen this Sunday, August 15 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.