Features January 2014 Issue

What You Should Know About Kidney Stones and Heart Health

What You Should Know About Kidney Stones and Heart Health

The disorder in women is edging out the occurrence in men, and this may spell trouble for your heart.

As a general rule, kidney stones have been a manís disorder. But this correlation may soon become a misnomer as the risk of women developing kidney stones is rising. Nationally, the number of emergency department visits for the treatment of upper urinary tract stones has grown to more than 3.6 million, and women are responsible for the greatest increase in visits. Ö

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