What causes kidney stones?

What causes kidney stones?


Factors that could increase the potential risk of developing kidney stones include:

  • Your family history
  • Kidney stones are usually common in young adults who are above 25 years and even older people.
  • Men are more vulnerable to developing kidney stones when compared to women.
    Dehydration.
  • People who live in regions which have predominantly warm climates and those who are prone to excessive sweating are at a higher risk than others.

  • Consuming food rich in protein, sodium and sugar
  • Obesity
  • Gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea can bring about changes in the digestive process, which could in turn affect the assimilation of calcium and water. This enhances the level of kidney stones in your urine.
  • Other medical conditions such as Renal tubular acidosis, Cystinuria, Hyperparathyroidism,
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Certain medications