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Medical condition that occurs because of accumulation of mineral salts

  • Kidney stones are an accumulation of mineral salts and mostly combined with Calcium in the Kidney which can lodge anywhere along the course of the urinary tract.
  • Refined carbohydrates and sugar help the body make kidney stones.
  • An excess of milk or antacids may cause kidney stones.
  • The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms.The smallest kidney stones are microscopic crystals; it is possible to analyze stones weighing less than 0.1 mg.
  • Kidney stones come in virtually any color; but most are yellow to brown.
  • Hippocrates (470/460 B.C.-380/360 B.C.) makes reference to kidney stones in the Hippocratic Oath.
  • Louis Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, lost the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 due wholly or in part from impaired kidney function resulting from kidney stone formation.
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