HealthDay (5/17, Salamon) reported that “the same lifestyle factors that are linked to healthy hearts and bones can also keep painful kidney stones at bay,” according to research presented at a urological medicine meeting. One study suggested that “women with higher calcium intakes were at reduced risk of” kidneys stones. Another study found that “statins, typically used to treat high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, were linked with a 50 percent reduction in stone disease among men and a 70 percent reduction among women.”
Kidney stones (calculus of kidney) refer to stones that occur in the junction of renal calyx, renal pelvis and ureter. They are mostly located in the renal pelvis, and the renal essence stones are rare. The plain film shows there is a single or multiple round, oval or obtuse triangular dense shadow in the renal area, with high density and uniformity. Majorly smooth contours, but there are non-smooth mulberry-like contours. The kidney is the main part for the formation of stones in the urinary system; stones in any other parts can originate in the kidney; the ureteral calculus is almost all from the kidney, and the kidney stones are more easily to direct damage the kidney than any other parts of stones, thus the early diagnosis and treatment are very important.