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Myths busted on Kidney Stones

Myths busted on Kidney Stones

To help prevent viewers from ever experiencing a kidney stone, following are myths and truths to help keep your kidneys healthy and happy.

Myth: If a person has kidney stones, he or she is more likely to have gallstones.
Fact: Gallstones and kidney stones are not related at all. They form in different areas of the body. Typically, those at risk for developing gallstones are a different group from those who have kidney stones. Maintaining a healthy diet with normal amounts of calcium, drinking adequate amounts of fluids, and seeing your doctor for regular check-ups are a good prescription for all of us.