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what causes kidney stones?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Kidney stones: Stones form because of supersaturation of mineral compounds. Most stones are calcium oxalate. Some are cysteine (Particularly children). Some calcium- phosphate. Some uric acid. Some mixed. Low urine volume and low citrate enable stone crystals. High oxalate, high calcium enable stones. High uric acid also. Diet matters HUGELY. SO DOES DAILY FLUID AND DAILY CITRATE . Some folk require specific RX
Answered on Aug 26, 2014

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