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Synonyms for kidney stone

a calculus formed in the kidney

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Unlike calcium stones, cystine stones tend to develop in younger children.
According to Sur, calcium stones can be caused by excessive intake of salt that arouses calcium excretion in the urine.
Poor balance is often the result of an undiagnosed medical problem, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (the displacement of small calcium stones in the inner ear), labyrinthitis (an infection or inflammation of the inner ear), and peripheral neuropathy (damage to the nerves that carry information between the brain and spinal cord, and the rest of the body).
People who have calcium stones keep the calcium in their kidneys.
Uric acid has been found to worsen the incidence of calcium stone episodes in as many as 30 percent of patients with calcium stones.
Pathophysiology and Management of Calcium Stones Elaine M Worcester
Patients with recurrent calcium stones have a greater percentage of bone mineral density loss, (1) manifested primarily by increased fasting urinary calcium levels, (2) which is also a determinant of osteopenia.
As discussed previously, several mechanisms have been proposed for the formation of calcium stones.
Calcium stones can be caused by too much salt in your diet, which stimulates calcium excretion in the urine, according to Sur, who adds that reducing salt intake helps to prevent such stones.
Balance disorders include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is caused by displacement of small calcium stones in the inner ear; labyrinthitis, a result of infection or inflammation in the inner ear; and Meniere's disease, which is marked by vertigo, intermittent hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing or roaring in the ears), and a feeling of fullness in the ear.
You might also want to get a referral to an otolaryngologist, who will be more familiar with any imbalance caused by ear problems, and who may be better able to eliminate reasons for imbalance like Meniere's disease, inner ear infection, or a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, caused by calcium stones in the inner ear.
Another way a doctor may try to control hypercalciuria, and thus prevent calcium stones, is by prescribing certain diuretics, such as hydrochlorothiazide.
One, it might conceivably increase optimum availability of calcium for absorption; and, two, it might raise citrate in the urine and thereby reduce the risk for calcium stones.