"One of the Most Painful Disorders a Person Can Experience"
According to Timothy Averch, MD, Director of UPMC’s Kidney Stone Center, kidney stones are one of the most painful experiences. Kidney stones are masses of crystals, such as calcium and oxalate substances that form in your urine. These masses build up on the inner lining of your kidneys, causing severe pain. Doctors believe something as simple as not drinking enough water is a common cause of this disorder.
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