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Kidney stones are common in people with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1)
The most common symptom of PH1 is kidney stones, which form due to too much oxalate being made in the liver.
The impact of PH1
Too much oxalate can be a cause for concern. Oxalate overproduction can damage the kidneys and can affect your body’s ability to filter waste from the blood and to create urine.
PH1 tends to get worse over time
As oxalate is constantly overproduced, it may continuously be doing damage, even when you don’t realise it.
PH1 is a progressive disease that may get worse over time. Staying on top of your PH1 management cannot stop the liver overproducing oxalate however your healthcare professional team may recommend approaches to help you better manage the disease, and research is currently undertaken to find ways to stop the liver overproducing oxalate.Managing PH1
PH1-CEMEA-00007 March 2021