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  • Topic: Kidney Stones.

  • What causes kidney stones?

  • Swallowing a stone?

  • No.

  • Our kidneys filter blood by removing waste from it in the form of urine.

  • Urine consists of water, urea, uric acid and ions like calcium, sodium, oxalate and potassium.

  • However, when some of these constituents such as uric acid, calcium and oxalate ions increase in the urine.

  • They bond together forming kidney stones or renal calculi.

  • One of the most common kidney stones is calcium oxalate.

  • So, can I use it to build my house?

  • Just listen.

  • Generally, the kidney stones are small.

  • Hence, they pass unnoticed through the urinary tract.

  • However, sometimes these stones become so big that they start to scratch walls of the urinary tract.

  • May block the path of the urine, thus causing immense pain.

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