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You need this book for better health and longer life. For more up-to-date information on medical treatments.
A product of the combined knowledge and experience of many doctors and scientists, this book offers a clear look at sickness and therapy - therapy which uses both alternative care and conventional medicine.
You owe it to yourself to own this Health Update.
All You Wanted to Know About is an easy-to-
read reference series put together by Health
Update and assisted by a team of medical
experts who offer the latest perspectives on
Each book in the series enhances your
knowledge on a particular health issue. It
makes you an active participant by giving
multiple perspectives to choose from -
allopathy, acupuncture, ayurveda,
homoeopathy, nature cure and unani.
This book is intended as a home adviser
but does not substitute a doctor.
The opinions are those of the
contributors, and the publisher holds no
Kidney stones are one of the most
painful conditions and have been
affecting people for several
centuries. They are one of the most
common disorders of the urinary
tract. Kidney stones are a major
problem and an important cause of
kidney failure in India. Appropriate
and timely treatment of kidney
stones can prevent severe
complications such as kidney
Stones in the urinary tract are a
common disorder because urine is a
chemical solution that contains a
large number of chemical
substances. These substances can
crystallize easily and then grow in
size to form stones.
The number of people suffering
from kidney stones is increasing
every year, especially in the
industrially developed countries. It
is relatively less common in places
where the economy is based on
agriculture. This highlights the role
of affluence and dietary factors in
formation of kidney stones.
In India, stones in the urinary
tract are very common in the sub-
Himalayan region from Punjab to
North-East. This is why this region
is known as "the stone belt".
Kidney stones are more common
among men than in women.
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