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Causes of Kidney Stones

Causes of Kidney Stones

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with having a kidney stone, it may seem like a scary prospect. The mental image of tiny rocks in your body can be a disturbing thought.

Are Kidney Stones Genetic?

Are Kidney Stones Genetic?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals that can form inside the body’s kidneys. The kidneys remove wastes and extra water from the blood through urine.

Can Your Urine Warn You About Kidney Stones?

Can Your Urine Warn You About Kidney Stones?

by Crystal (SU)
Kidney stones are solid pieces of mineral-like matter that can resemble yellowish pebble stones. They can form in one of your kidneys when the minerals in your urine are not flushing out properly, which can occur if you’re not drinking enough water.

How to Properly Treat a Kidney Stone

How to Properly Treat a Kidney Stone

by Yenny (SU)
Robert has been through a lot. Four years in Army special forces and 30 years as a museum specialist. Robert has had his share of injuries, bangs and bruises, but will swear that there was nothing more painful than the time he had to pass a kidney stone. Robert will tell you that there are many ways to properly treat a kidney stone, and some are more memorable than others.

Gout and the Connection to Kidney Stones

Gout and the Connection to Kidney Stones

by Stephanie Meadows
Uric acid is a chemical produced when the body breaks down a substance called purines, which are found in the food and drinks we consume on a daily basis. For example, purines are found in beer, liver, anchovies, beans, peas, snack foods, sugary drinks, shellfish, etc. Uric acid usually dissolves into our blood and travels to the urinary tract, and into the kidneys. From the kidneys, it goes to the bladder, where it is removed from your body during urination.