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One in nine Americans - or approximately 20 million people - suffers from one of several forms of chronic kidney disease according to the National Kidney Foundation. Another 20 million are facing an increased risk. While diabetes is a leading cause of developing kidney disease, it can also be cause by high blood pressure or be a congenital or inherited condition. For more information on kidney disease and disorders.
Treatment methods for stones help reduce the symptoms and complications. They can include medications or surgical removal. Baylor Dallas also offers lithotripsy, which breaks the stone up using ultrasonic or shock waves.
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