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KIDNEY STONE

A kidney stone is solid piece of material formed in the kidney from substances in the urine. It may be small or large. Sometimes, they pass out of the body freely while sometimes it will not go away. Kidney stones may get struck in the urinary tract or block the flow of urine. It usually causes great pain.
How do kidney stones form? Kidney stones are formed when normal balance of water, salts, minerals and other substances formed in the urine such as calcium, oxalate and sometimes uric acid crystallize,change and join together to form a kidney stone. How this balance changes determines the type of kidney stone that will be formed.
Causes of kidney stone The most common cause of kidney stone is not drinking enough water. When enough water is not drunk, the salts, minerals and other substances in the urine stick together and form a stone.Kidney stones run in some families and often occur in family members over the generations. Some of the medical conditions that can affect the normal balan…