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Can Kidney Stone Removal Actually Be Fun?

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  • About 10 percent of the U.S. population ends up in an emergency room at some point as they endure passage of an excruciatingly painful kidney stone, costing an average of $3.8 billion annually in the U.S.
  • Northerners on spring break who happened to ride the same Disney World roller coaster alerted a doctor to the possibility of a new treatment concept for kidney stone sufferers — riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Drinking more water, decreasing excessive protein and fructose intake and avoiding oxalate triggers are ways you can dramatically lower your risk of developing kidney stones

By Dr. Mercola

The first person to figure out this odd factoid probably deserves a gold star: Centrifugal force can render the pain associated with passing kidney stones practically unnoticeable, and it might require a trip to Disney World to do it.


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