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Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause

In India Kidney Stones are not uncommon problem due to the hot and often humid weather. Most of these stones are made up of Calcium, Oxalate and phosphates. The cause of stone disease is debatable, however it is well known that drinking less water is a risk factor for stone disease.

New research by the National Kidney foundation suggests that the culprit is a tiny bacteria called Nano bacteria.

These bacteria use a protective covering made of Calcium,which may act as a seed for calcium deposits that may enlarge to form stones.

Researchers examined 30 stones in a study and found living Nano bacteria in all of them. So antibiotics may prove to be effective means of treating and preventing Kidney stones. These findings are exciting and may eventually lead to new and more effective ways of treating and preventing kidney stones.

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