October 11, 2016
Roll Number: #43
Killer Stones in the Kidney
What is a kidney stone you might ask? Well, a kidney stone is a hard object made up of many crystals that forms in the kidneys. Kidney stones may block the urinary tract and cause severe pain. My dad has had kidney stones twice in his life before and suffered a lot through it. One in ten people will most likely have kidney stones in their lifetime. Clearly, kidney stones are very painful for the people that have it and may have severe effects from it.
The first time my dad felt severe pain in the right side of his body around the kidney area. No one in my family knew what the issue was, but my dad knew that it was something very serious that caused a …show more content…
I learned how important kidneys are for my body to filter out the waste. Also, I learned about what kidney stones can do to my body. My family and I have learned a lot from this experience and we are watching our diet more now. I am now drinking a lot more fluids and watching my food intake more to prevent these situations from happening to me. This medical issue was very important to me because one of my family members suffered a lot and it makes me sad because of that. Also, it increases my chances of getting kidney stones so I will watch out more from now …show more content…
When the crystals attach to each other, they form a kidney stone that can be a calcium, struvite, uric acid, cystine, or other rare stones. The kidney stones form on the interior surface of the kidney where the urinary tract is. Another good place for kidney stones to start is in your urine when there are crystal-forming substances. Other causes are not drinking enough fluids, having a high diet protein, being obese, or not urinating enough. These are the main causes of kidney stones in your