The Kidney Stones


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More than half a million people will head to the ER each year for possible Kidney stone problems. What is a kidney stone? Wastes products in your body build up in your urine. When there isn’t enough fluid in your urine the waste products begin to form crystals that can cause blockages. There are four types of kidney stones all named after the chemical wastes that create them, and where they originate.

Calcium oxalate: Inadequate calcium and fluid intake, and other factors can cause this type of stone.

Uric acid: foods with a high concentration of purine are a contributing factor to this type of stone. may form stones in the kidneys.