General Overview

Kidney stones are pieces of stone-like material that form on the walls of the kidney. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the lower back. Their main function is to remove waste from the body and to balance the water and mineral content of the blood by removing water.

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Resources

American Urological Association Foundation

http://www.urologyhealth.org/

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

http://www.niddk.nih.gov

National Kidney Foundation

http://www.kidney.org

The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation

http://www.ohf.org