Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

December 3, 2014 5:22 PM

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As I was watching football over the weekend, I thought about sports and the differences between team and individual sports. Much like a team, the human body is a complex collection of organ systems, with each member of the team playing a specific role. Each organ works together with other organs towards a common goal. We have many organs and systems, each with their own responsibilities, and yet, when something is out of sync, it often has a ripple effect on the rest of the body.

Organ systems directly and indirectly impact one another in more ways than science has been able to discover. Some diseases affect single organ systems, but most others affect multiple organ systems. For example, many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a si...

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