What Are the Causes of Kidney Stones?

Q:
What are the causes of kidney stones?

A:
Kidney stones are not the real stones, they are hard deposits which are made of salts and minerals in your kidney. If the stones are very small, they may not cause symptoms, but when they grow to more than 5 millimeters, there will be some symptoms. Besides, kidney stones will not cause permanent damage to your body. They can be easily cured.

The possible causes of kidney stones include:

  • Family history.
  • Dehydration.
  • Obese.
  • Renal tubular acidosis.
  • Hyperparathyroidism.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Some medicines.
  • Diet high in protein.
  • Too much sodium (salt) and sugar intake.
  • Gastric bypass surgery.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.

If you have some problems with your kidney, you should consult your doctor for advice.

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