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  • Description

    Kidney stones are small, hard deposits of mineral and acid salts on the inner walls of the kidneys. A common disorder in the present times, such stones are usually formed from the chemicals found in the urine, such as uric acid, phosphorus, calcium and oxalic acid. Right from the size of grit, sand particles and gravel-like obstructions to a bird’s egg, kidney stones vary in their shape and volume. The ailment is also known as renal calculi and causes pain in side or back, just below the ribs. To know more about the causes and symptoms of kidney stones, go through the following lines.

    Causes Of Kidney Stones

    Improper metabolism, Heavy perspiration, Insufficient intake of fluids, Sedentary lifestyle, Wrong diet, Excess intake of acid-forming foods, White flour and sugar products, Excessive intake of meat, Too much consumption of tea/coffee, High intake condiments and spices, Excessive consumption of rich foods, Overeating, Lack of vitamin A, Excessive intake of vitamin D, Hereditary factors.

  • Symptoms

    Pain in the groin and thighs, Frequent desire to urinate, Painful urination, Scanty urination, Nausea, Vomiting, Sweating and chills, Passing blood with urine, Pain in the side and back, below the ribs, Fluctuations in pain intensity, with periods of pain lasting from 20 to 60 minutes, Bloody, cloudy or foul-smelling urine.

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