Kidney Stone

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Kidney Stone

How are they contracted?

What are kidney stones?

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They often don't have a single cause, but when your urine contracts more calcium, oxalate, and uric acid, you are more likely to get a kidney stone. Overactice parathyroid glands can also lead to kidney stones. Passing a kidney stone is very painful.

Kidney stones are hard mass made from salts and minerals in the kidney. It is an environental disease. Kidney stones look like yellow crystals. They are the most common disease of the urinary tract.

How can I prevent kidney stones?

How do I treat a kidney stone?

Drinking water throughout the day can help prevent kidney stones. You can also eat less oxalate rich food (beats, rhubarb, strawberries, etc), eat less salt and animal protein, and be cautious with calcium supplements.

If you have a small kidney stone, you should drink plenty of water and use pain relievers. If you have a large kidney stone, doctors may use sound waves to break up the stone. You can also get surgery where a small incision is made in your back to remove the stone.

Did you know that 1 in 11 adults will get a kidney stone?

Did you know that the largest known kidney stone weighed about 3 pounds?


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