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What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are the uncomfortable, sometimes painful, formation of minerals (calcium, phosphate or oxalate) that develop in the kidney. They can grow to be as large as a golf ball and sometimes become lodged in the kidney, ureter or bladder.…

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What Is Kidney Disease?

What is Kidney Disease?

Kidney disease is a condition where a person's kidney stops working properly and becomes gradually damaged over time. Without the kidney's ability to function correctly, harmful waste can accumulate to high levels in your blood, which can lead to chronic…

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How Alcohol Affects Kidneys

How Alcohol Affects Kidneys

Drinking too much alcohol can take a serious toll on your overall health and wellness. It can interfere with the brain’s communication pathways, damage the heart, lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammation, and cause the pancreas to…

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How Your Kidneys Work

The kidneys are responsible for many functions within the body, with the most important ones being the removal of metabolic waste products, excess minerals and excess fluid which constitutes most of the urine components. Both waste products and excess fluid…

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