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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.

The Complete Guide to Kidney Stones

The Complete Guide to Kidney Stones

by Stephanie Meadows
The need to go to the bathroom is a natural and vital function of the human body, so that excess waste products and toxins can be flushed out and eliminated that the body doesn’t need. This is why we need to urinate regularly. If you don’t pee frequently or hold it in for long periods of time, this can be detrimental to your body, especially the kidney’s, possibly leading to the formation of kidney stones.

Unexpected Facts About Urology

Unexpected Facts About Urology

by Stephanie Meadows
There is a whole medical field focused on the health of the urinary and male reproductive system, called urology. Urology focuses on the care of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, the prostate gland, and your reproductive health. Urologists can diagnose, treat, and monitor disorders of the urinary tract and the external genital organs, which can include kidneys, ureter, urethra, bladder, and prostate issues.