By: Shelbie Rhodes and Sydney Archibald
What is the function of the Excretory system?
What are some common disorders?
Kidney Stones - Kidneys stones are small hard deposits that develpo in the kidneys as a result of the presence of excess uric acid, calcium, oxalate, phosphate or carbonate in the urine. The number one risk factor for development of kidney stones is Dehydration. The signs and symptoms are severe stomach pains, back pains, abnormal urine color, blood in the urine, fever, chills, nausea and vomiting. Kidneys stones usually pass through on their own and do not need any treatment. Drinking 6-8 ounces of water per day may help the passing of kidney stones.