Link between Kidney Stones & BP ?
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Q:  Link between Kidney Stones & BP ?


Research efforts have been focusing more and more on Genetics. One such gene of interest is GSK3. I know this gene is implicated somewhat in phospholipid metabolism. From there we get a bi-product called apatite.
 
This was interesting to me because apatite can be part or all of a kidney stone. I had kidney stones long before a diagnosis of BPII, so we can't blame medicines.
 
 Is there some known link between kidney stones (prior to treatment) and BP?
 
 thanks
 Gary


Dear Gary --

Interesting question.  I follow the logic.  I have never heard of a connection.  Using the search terms renal calculi bipolar disorder on pub med, one finds no articles.  I could easily have missed something, but without further searching, I would say that we have not stumbled upon such a connection yet, if one exists.

Dr. Phelps

 

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