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 »

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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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 »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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Laser surgery for kidney stones is a minimally invasive procedure that uses minuscule laser fibers to break stones into tiny pieces that drain effortlessly from the body through a temporary urinary stent, according to th... More »

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