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hood
Member
Thu Aug 22 10:57:27
My work sends out health related news articles on the daily. One of the articles from today's newsletter is about kidney stones... AND FEATURES A PICTURE OF A WOMAN HAVING STOMACH PAIN!

Bitches need to check themselves and stop trying to edge their way into every little thing that favors men.
Rugian
Member
Thu Aug 22 11:22:17
Eh, in today's environment you're only going to receive extra funding for an issue if its perceived to help women. If putting a girl on the cover is what it takes to siphon off funding from research on breast cancer and other feminine bullshit, it's worth it.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu Aug 22 11:34:35
Men with kidney problems have themselves to blame for being evil. Also, the female form objectified for the benefit of men. Tsk tsk tsk.
obaminated
Member
Thu Aug 22 19:52:59
Kidney stones are the reason I drink half my body weight in ounces of water every day. I ain't going through that shit.
Forwyn
Member
Thu Aug 22 20:09:53
Got one at 19, curiously at a point in time when I was drinking zero sodas, only water/milk/juices. Had to cut down on the milk.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Aug 23 02:55:16
What is the background for this? Is this moderatly heritable or individual environmental factor aka life style?
Wrath of Orion
Member
Fri Aug 23 03:05:35
Eh, it sorta depends. There are some mutations that can be passed on that increase the risks for certain types of kidney stones (there are multiple kinds, with calcium oxalate being by far the most common).

But plenty of people with no known inherited risk factors will get kidney stones. Diet can sometimes be a problem, but not always. For instance, those that are proven to form calcium oxalate stones can almost guarantee further stone formation through consuming lots of foods rich in soluble oxalates. But someone not prone to it could eat that same diet their whole life and never get a calcium oxalate stone.

There are a lot of factors involved, and not that many of them are well understood. With some exceptions of identifiable mutations, it's mostly, "Oh, you have a stone? *tests the type of stone after it passes/is removed* Ok, here is what you do to minimize your risk of further stones."

Usually that is enough for most people if they actually follow the medical advice. For some, though, they will form stones on a regular basis no matter what they do.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Fri Aug 23 03:09:59
This is a good paper on Randall's plaque. Note that it's not the only mechanism of calcium oxalate stone formation, but that will give you an insight into some what can be going on.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4708577/
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Fri Aug 23 11:19:17
Thanks!
Forwyn
Member
Fri Aug 23 13:04:16
I was told I had a 90% chance of another w/i five years. 11 years and counting thus far. Weeee
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