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by Rosaria Wetzell (16.10.2020)

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"Kidney stones is a relatively Internal 911 Review common disorder. About five percent of women and 10 percent of men will have had at least one stone by the time they reach age 70. The tendency to have certain types of stones runs in families. Some types are associated with other conditions, such as bowel disease, ileal bypass for obesity, or renal tubule defects," according to Dr. David E. Larson, editor-in-chief of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. The stones may be made up of calcium which accounts for 75 to 85 percent of cases. This type usually appears between the ages of 20 and 30 and is common in people with diseases of the small bowel or in those who consume plenty of calcium-rich foods. Uric acid stones appear mainly in men, especially those with gout. This accounts for eight percent of cases. Less common are cystine stones that occur in those with cystinuria - a hereditary disorder in which excessive amounts of cystine and other amino acids are found in the urine. Women, on the other hand, are often bothered by struvite stones which are the result of urinary tract infections. Other people may develop stones following overactive parathyroid glands or a tumor that has to be removed. In many cases, however, it is difficult to determine the exact cause of kidney stones. "If you have a kidney stone, you should be checked out for the major conditions that cause it. These include a tumor of the parathyroid glands (parathyroid adenoma), too much vitamin D, gout and leukemia. The parathyroid adenoma is a benign tumor that produces too much parathyroid hormone, which sucks calcium out of the bones and into the urine where it forms stones. It is easily diagnosed by means of a simple blood test, which should be done on everyone with kidney stones made of calcium. Excessive vitamin D increases the amount of calcium absorbed by the gut from the food you eat which then ends up in the kidney as stones," Rosenfeld explained.

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