Saturday, November 14, 2015

Kidney Stones Basics (part 1 of 2)

Many people don't realize it but when the kidney suffers from complications such as kidney stones, it can disrupt its filtering function and may even cause more complicated diseases in people. Experts say that not all kidney stones are harmful as long as they are not located in the uterer—the tube that is connected with the bladder and where urine passes.

For people who are prone to kidney stones, it is a must to know the basic things that they must to ensure that they are knowledgeable enough in case they might be suffering from the condition.

The first thing that a person who is prone to kidney stones must know is what is it. As defined, kidney stone is a result of substances and other minerals crystallized in the urine. Kidney stones are hard pieces of materials that can block the passage of urine and may cause pain and infection to the person suffering from it. These stone may grow in size and in number when remained undiagnosed or untreated. Experts categorize kidney stone types into four: the "calcium oxalate", the "struvite stone," the "uric acid stone," and the "cystine stones."

Next is what are the possible causes of the condition. Experts say that there are many factors that may lead to the possible causes of kidney stones. These factors may include "heredity," referring to the kidney related diseases that runs in many generations of the family; the "geographical location" which says that the places where the disease is common caused by other related factors such as climate and way of living; "diet" which greatly trigger the cause of the stone especially if they have high contents of calcium, sodium, and "oxalates," which refer to products that may contribute to the increase in the levels of kidney stone-forming chemicals and substances in the body.

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