Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. They are an ancient health problem. Evidence of kidney stones has been found in an Egyptian mummy estimated to be more than 7,000 years old.
At this time, studies suggest that kidney stones affect more than 5% of Americans, and the rate has increased since the 1970s.
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