Kidney Stones: Unhealthy Habits & Dehydration What Causes a Kidney Stone?

Diet, stress and unhealthy living have made us prone to various health disorders. One such health issue is the possibility of developing kidney stones. Kidney stones are a culmination of salts and mineral that collect in urine. They range from being pebble sized to being as large as golf balls. While most times kidney stones can be passed through the urinary tract, sometimes they stay in the kidneys.

The urinary tract is the system responsible for making and passing urine out of the body. It includes the kidneys, bladder, urethra (the tube that connects the bladder to the outside of the body) and ureter (connects bladder to kidneys). When urine, containing kidney stones, passes through the ureter and urethra, it can be painless or very painful.

A main reason for kidney stones to be formed in the body is because of dehydration. We pay a lot of attention to what we wear, eat and perform at the work place. However, the rat race causes us to forgo the small daily necessities for our health. Being hydrated is on such habit. Prevent getting kidney stones by constantly hydrated!

If you have pain in the following areas: groin, belly or side of the body, get a diagnosis for kidney stones done. Additionally, if urine passed is pink or reddish in color, get yourself checked for kidney stones. An early diagnosis will help prevent the condition from worsening.

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