According to Mayo Clinic, there is no single cause of kidney stones; however, there are several factors that increase the risk of their development. These include a diet high in sodium, not drinking enough water, excess ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Excess calcium oxalate in the blood, too high a concentration of uric acid, certain hereditary disorders and urinary tract infections can all cause kidney stones, says Mayo Clinic. There are several different types of ki... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney stones occur when urine has a high level of crystal-forming substances that is more than the fluid in urine can dilute out or when urine lacks substances to prevent crystals from sticking together, according to Ma... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Drinking plenty of fluids, eating a balanced diet and keeping a healthy body weight are most helpful in the prevention of kidney stones, according to information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

HowStuffWorks states that increasing fluid intake; cutting back on certain foods that contain high levels of oxalates and animal proteins; and reducing vitamin C intake are home remedies for passing kidney stones. Accord... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Mayo Clinic lists several common causes of kidney stones. Although the cause typically depends on the type of kidney stone present, overall risk factors include obesity, chronic dehydration, age of 40 years or older, mal... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to the Harvard Health Blog, preventing kidney stones requires taking specific steps in relation to one's diet. Water dilutes the substances that form the stones, which are excreted in urine. Therefore, drinking... More » Health Conditions & Diseases