Why kid­ney Stones Form

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH -

When ev­ery­thing is func­tion­ing well, sub­stances nat­u­rally con­tained in urine (in­clud­ing mag­ne­sium, ci­trate, and en­zymes) dis­solve these min­er­als. but if there is not enough urine, or the con­cen­tra­tion of the min­er­als is too high, stones can form. These rock-hard pieces are the re­sult of ex­cess min­eral con­tent. Specif­i­cally, crys­tals (which can turn into stones) form in the pres­ence of high lev­els of cal­cium, ox­alate and phos­pho­rous found in urine.

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