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Signs of Kidney Stones

Signs of Kidney Stones

Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:36

Kidney stones are hard deposits that are formed as a result of the crystallization of minerals and acid salts in urine. Since small kidney stones can be flushed out through the urinary tract, these are not a cause of serious concern, the large ones often give rise to ...

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Mucus in Urine

Mucus in Urine

Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:31

Complications of Urinary Diversions A urinary diversion is an alternative way for urine to be released from the body when urinary tract system no longer works, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. It is usually created when the bladder is removed due to ...

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Pain in Kidney

Pain in Kidney

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:47

Kidney Pain Pain caused by the kidneys is typically felt in the flank area, which is in the back, just at the lower edge of the ribs on either side of the spine. Pain caused by the kidneys tends to be sharp and severe, to and occur ...

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Kidney Stones in Men

Kidney Stones in Men

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:41

You normally have two kidneys which clean your blood, and filter out water and waste products to make urine.Small, solid crystals can form from the salts or minerals found in your urine. These crystals are often too small to notice, and pass harmlessly out of your body. However, ...

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Kidney Stones in Women

Kidney Stones in Women

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:39

The kidney acts as a filter for blood, removing waste products from the body and making urine. It also helps regulate electrolyte levels that are important for body function. Urine drains from the kidney through a narrow tube called the ureter into the bladder. When the bladder fills ...

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:33

Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to simply as anorexia, is one type of eating disorder. More importantly, it is also a psychological disorder. Anorexia is a condition that goes beyond concern about obesity or out-of-control dieting. A person with anorexia often initially begins dieting to lose weight. Over time, ...

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Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer

Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:01

Kidney Cancer The kidneys are a pair of organs on either side of the spine in the lower abdomen. Each kidney is about the size of a fist. Attached to the top of each kidney is an adrenal gland. A mass ...

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Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Monday, September 27, 2010 1:19

What is drug addiction? Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the individual that is addicted and to those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of ...

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Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and Recovery

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and Recovery

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:22

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and Recovery Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. Anorexia Nervosa treatment and recovery is possible in a specialized treatment center. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extremely low body weight, distorted body image and an obsessive fear of ...

 Anorexic Diet Plan

Anorexic Diet Plan

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:08

Starvation will cause weight loss... and ultimately death. Approximately 25,000 people die per day due to starvation. However the human body is remarkably adaptive and can survive considerable periods of time without food....

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