What You Need to Know About Kidney Stones

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You may have heard the term kidney stones before, pero ano nga ba ito? Kidney stones are small, hard stones that form sa loob ng iyong kidneys. The stones are made of mineral and acid salts.

Here are some quick facts about kidney stones:

Fact #1: Kidney stones are quite common
Ayon sa research, about 3 out of 20 men and 2 out of 20 women experience kidney stones at some stage in their lives. Kidney stones most often affect adults aged 30 to 60 years.

Fact #2: Small kidney stones can go undetected
Kung maliit lang ang kidney stones, it may pass through urine painlessly.

Fact #3: Passing kidney stones can be painful
Kidney stones are usually passed through urine, and can be painful. However, they usually don’t cause any permanent damage.

Sources:
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Kidney-stones/Pages/Introduction.aspx
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/definition/con-20024829