When urine becomes too concentrated kidney stones can develop. Minerals and other matter in the urine crystallize on the interior surface of the kidneys. Eventually, these crystals can combine to form tiny, solid, mass like stone. This mass, or stone, can split off and pass into the ureter (narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder). Kidney stones are often asymptomatic. Symptoms appear when the stone is big or when it triggers a blockage or infection.
Each year in the United States over 1 million cases of kidney stones are reported. That number is escalating at a steady rate. Is it a coincidence that poor dietary habits seem to be simultaneously growing in popularity?
The risk of developing kidney stones runs in families. Additional probable causes include:
The risk of developing kidney stones may be increased by use of some calcium-based antacids and thyroid medications.
In one scientific study, people belonging to certain blood groups were found to have a higher likelihood of developing kidney stones.
You can take certain precautions to reduce your chance of suffering this fate. Suggested steps include drinking water at regular intervals throughout the day, eating well-balanced meals, and including exercise in your life on a regular basis (at least 4 times per week).
The good news is your exercise sessions do not have to be long and drawn out. And, you can make or find healthy meals that are filled with flavor.
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