Affecting around 10% of the population of the world and most common in men between the ages of 30 and 40, kidney stones are a painful and often recurring issue that can last for weeks at a time. Stones are formed when high levels of calcium, sodium, uric acid (the same stuff that causes gout flare-ups), or other crystal-forming substances build up in the urine to levels which the body cannot properly eliminate. These substances gather and chemically bond to each other forming a stone inside the organ.
Gallbladder (or “gall” traditionally) is a small organ, with saccular form which is found under the liver, with the purpose of storing the bile secreted by it. Bile, produced by the liver excretes helps to digest fats. Gallstones are composed of cholesterol and other constituents that are found in bile. Sizes can vary in size from millimeters to several centimeters.
Kidneys have the ability to regulate the sodium levels. If the sodium in the body is too small, a hormone is released which increases the amount of sodium kept in your body by reducing the amount excreted in the urine. But this rarely happens “events” in our bodies, and because of this huge amount of salt that we eat. It is estimated that most people in civilized countries consume twice as much salt than the human body would normally require.