A kidney stone is a crystalline mineral compound formed in the kidney or the urinary tract. Kidney stones, medically referred to as Nephrolithiasis, are one of the most common causes of blood in the urine and pain in the groin, flank, or the abdomen.
Anyone is prone to developing a kidney stone, but those with certain diseases and conditions or those who are on certain medications are at higher risk of developing this condition. Urinary tract stones are far more common in men than in women as men have longer urinary channel. Most of them develop in individuals 20-49 years of age, and those who are susceptible to attacks of kidney stones typically develop the first one during their 2nd or 3rd decade of life….Readmore