Fact Check: Can Roller Coaster Helps People Pass Kidney Stones?
Riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Disney World could help ease the passage of small kidney stone.
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Viral Message Verification – Kidney stones are small masses of salts and minerals that form inside the kidneys and may travel down the urinary tract. Kidney stones range in size from just a grain of sand to large ping pong ball. Signs and symptoms of kidney stones include blood in the urine, and pain in the abdomen, groin, or flank. About 5% of people develop a kidney stone in
their lifetime. So is it possible to pass the stone from the kidney naturally? According to urologist and professor emeritus in the Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties at Michigan State University, noticed that several of their patients had reported passing kidney stones after going on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Disney World in Florida.
Dr. David Wartinger, a urological surgeon from East Lansing, Michigan Mitchell and Wartinger did one experiment developed a 3D model of a kidney that they could hide away in a backpack and take for a day out at Disney World.
In an interviews, Wartinger clarify that..
‘If you have a kidney stone, but are otherwise healthy and meet the requirements of the ride, patients should try it. It’s definitely a lower-cost alternative to health care.’’
“This study is really designed for people who have these very small stones,” said James Borin, a urologist and assistant professor at New York University .