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The kidneys are a vital part of the body's filtration system. They are responsible for filtering away the blood, salt, water, and waste in the body. When this does not happen, the pain that set in can at times be unbearable. Without proper treatment and guidance, kidney pain can lead to long-term damage to not only your kidneys but also to other organs within your body. It can also lead to permanent kidney failure. As in all medical situations, be sure to consult a medical professional before making any changes to your health, diet or exercise routines. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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1. Kidney Blockages

One of the most obvious and usually the first go to problems of a blockage is kidney stones. Kidney stones are a hard deposit that is made of minerals and salts that form insides your kidneys. Other causes of blockages can be scars from infections, congenital disabilities that kink in one or both of the ureters or plaques of cholesterol blocking your kidneys blood vessels.

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