Kidney Stone Causes

Kidney stone is considered one of the most common diseases which is usually caused due to the low concentration of fluid in the urine that allows the toxic waste to lump with each other and form stones. People aged between 30 to 60 are more prone to kidney stones but the disease can occur to anyone at any age. Approximately 86% of stones pass spontaneously within 30-40 days depending on the size, composition, and likelihood of passing spontaneously. 

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Dehydration
  • Family history
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • High animal protein diet

Risk Factors

Several risk factors increase the concentration of minerals and salts in the urine. This also includes food that can cause kidney stones. Possible risk factors for kidney stones include – 

  • High levels of calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus in the urine
  • Eating food with too much salt or sugar
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Digestive diseases
  • Cystinuria