June 2008 Issue

7 Healthy Habits For Keeping Kidney Stones And Gallstones At Bay

If youíve ever experienced a painful bout of kidney stones or gallstones, itís likely you donít want an encore. Experts estimate that 5% of Americans develop kidney stones at some point; 10% to 15% develop gallstones. They donít always pose problems. But when they do, symptoms can include nausea, vomiting and pain. The best strategy is to stop stones from forming in the first place. Although heredity and age are key factors, lifestyle habits contribute. Changing these habits may help stymie stones.

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