1.2. Definition of kidney stone Kidney stones also called renal calculi are small, solid crystal aggregations of mineral present in the urine. Usually, the waste products present in the urine exist in very small amounts, stay dissolved in the fluid. Sometimes, these waste products become solid and form crystals. These calculi vary in size and can form anywhere in the urinary tract (urolithiasis), kidney (Nephrolithiasis), ureter-the tube connecting the kidneys and the bladder (ureterolithiasis).
Kidney Stones are small pebbles that are made up of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together. They range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. They can either stay in the kidneys or travel out your body through the urinary tract system that makes urine and carries it out of the body. The system includes the kidneys, the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder called the ureter, the bladder, and the urethra, the tube that leads from the bladder out of the body. Kidney stones from when an alteration occurs in the normal balance of salts, water, minerals, and other substances found in urine.
1. Describe the different types of renal calculi, their composition, and their prevalence. Renal stones (urolithiasis) are masses of crystals, protein or other substances that are a common cause of urinary tract obstruction in adults; they can be located in he kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder” “(McCance & Huether, 2014, p. 1342). Renal stones are one of the most common urinary tract disorders and affects men more than women. They are classified according to the primary minerals that comprise the stones and the four most common types are: - Calcium Oxalate (80%) or Calcium Phosphate Stones (15%): These are the most common forms.
Throughout the urea cycle, the amino acid, arginine, is changes into ornithine- this is another amino acid when hydrated, that is when water was added. During this reaction, urea is the product formed (Nelson and Cox 2008). Figure 1 shows the urea cycle, occurs specifically in the mitochondria and cytosol in the liver. (Nelson and M.Cox 2008). Urea is made in the liver by means of enzymes in the urea cycle.
Hello class, Kidney stones can effect everyone regardless of gender, nationality or age. Men are more prone to have kidney stones than women because men usually have larger muscle mass compare to women. Other cause is that men have a complicated urinary track that involves the prostate gland that can sometimes obstruct the bladder outflow. To diagnose a patient with kidney stones several test can be perform such as urinalysis, blood work, x-ray, CT scan and a physical. Symptoms of kidney stones include intensive pain when urinating, nausea, vomiting, blood in urine, and pain in abdominal are or genitals.
They are the internal sphincter which when open results in the sensation of needing to urinate and the external urethral sphincter a skeletal muscle that will allow urine to pass through or delay urination. Regulation of ion /acid balances is the responsibility of the kidneys. The kidney can control the excretion of ions such as potassium, sodium, and calcium into the urine. If the ions are higher than normal the kidneys can increase their excretion out of the body to return them to a normal level. The ph balance is controlled by the kidneys ability to monitor and regulate the levels of hydrogen and bicarbonate ions in the
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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ureteral calculi has emerged as a global health issue. It is usually described as a loin acute pain radiating to the groin. Almost 20% of urinary stones are found in the ureters with majority (70%) being located in lower third of the ureter. The life time risk of developing urinary calculi is between 5 and 12%, affecting more men compared to women. Various management options include- medical expulsion therapy (MET), extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and invasive therapies (ureteroscopy).
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This puts strain on the kidneys and can lead to kidney disease.A high salt intake has been shown to increase the amount of protein in the urine which is a major risk factor for the decline of kidney function. There is also increasing evidence that a high salt intake may increase deterioration of kidney disease in people already suffering from kidney problems http://www.actiononsalt.org.uk/salthealth/factsheets/kidney/#sthash.wwowdDqh.dpuf Q2
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Also, a brown or tea colored urine can indicate that there is a larger amount of toxins in the blood such as myoglobin and CK which leads to rhabdomyolysis. When seeing by a physician, they may also ask if you have had a decreased amount of urine produced as well as muscle weakness and stiffness. These all are signs that point to rhabdomyolysis of the skeletal muscle. Tests that can be done to see if it is in fact rhabdomyolysis extend from testing the amount of CK in the blood as well as the levels of serum calcium and even urine myoglobin tests. A Urinalysis can also be used to see if you are effected by the disease.
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