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Stone

A unit of weight equivalent to 14 pounds.
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Seamless and safe removal of large kidney stones continues to be a focus area for healthcare providers.
On the downside, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy can cause hypertension deterring the kidney stone market prospect during the forecast period.
To help avoid kidney stones, it is important to maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure, eat healthy and exercise regularly.
UP to 25 per cent of the adult population in the GCC suffers from kidney stones, with the figure potentially being much higher in Bahrain.
As per a news report, incidences of kidney stones are considerably higher in the Gulf region where 25 per cent of the adult population suffers from the health issue, compared to the 15 per cent in the West.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Testosterone replacement therapy was associated with heightened risk for kidney stones, according to an analysis of more than 50,000 men with low testosterone.
Tasian noted that kidney stones were previously rare in children.
The authors estimated the incidence of kidney stones per 100,000 person-years and assessed the characteristics associated with changes in the incidence rate over time.
The most common type of kidney stone consists of calcium and oxalate, a chemical found in the everyday diet.
Those who consumed one or more sugar-sweetened cola servings per day had a 23 percent higher risk of developing kidney stones than those participants consuming less than one serving per week.
The researchers, from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, planned the study after several of their patients returned from the theme park announcing they had passed a kidney stone. Finally, one patient reported passing three stones, each one after a ride on a roller coaster.