kidney stones

  • Can you avoid forming kidney stones?


    Posted on 6 March 2019

    Your kidneys work hard to filter waste from your blood, creating urine that contains calcium, phosphate, oxalate, and uric acid. Usually, these substances are very diluted so they easily flow out when you urinate. But if your urine becomes concentrated (because you are dehydrated, for instance), these mineral and salts can bind together to form a kidney stone. 

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  • Kidney stones: who is at risk?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 19 December 2016

    A Mediclinic urologist explains how lifestyle choices in South Africa are causing a higher incidence of kidney stones in children – and who else is at risk.

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  • Take care of your kidneys

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 10 March 2016

    Integral to the healthy functioning of the human body, the kidneys’ job is to make urine by removing toxins and excess water from your blood, thereby maintaining your body’s chemical

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  • Understanding kidney stones


    Posted on 2 October 2012

    A kidney stone usually causes a sudden, severe pain in the side. Although urination is painful, a kidney stone seldom affects the passing of urine.

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