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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Kidney stones are formed when there are highly concentrated substances in the urine, such as oxalate, phosphorus and calcium. When individuals do not drink enough water or other fluids, they are at a higher risk for kidn... More »

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