Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts that form inside the kidney, states Mayo Clinic. Stones often form when minerals stick together when the urine becomes concentrated. Types of kidney s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

Patients with kidney stones usually require plenty of water and appropriate pain medication to pass the painful objects through the urinary tract, and some people require surgery in extreme cases, according to the Mayo C... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney stones form when the concentration of minerals, salts, and other substances found in urine increases due to a decrease in water, explains WebMD. Not drinking enough water is the most common cause of kidney stones. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney stones form when the normal balance of water, minerals and salts in the urine changes, explains WebMD. Insufficient fluid intake and certain medical conditions such as gout, Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel ... 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

Kidney stones can be dissolved through a procedure known as lithotripsy, which uses sound or shock waves to break up the stones into pieces small enough to pass through the urinary system, states WebMD. The procedure is ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases