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What causes a kidney stone to devlop, and how can it be prevented?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
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In brief: Dehydration number 1

The biggest risk for most people is dehydration.
You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors.

In brief: Dehydration number 1

The biggest risk for most people is dehydration.
You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors.
Dr. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Water, water, water

Kidney stones may occur for a number for a number of different reasons.
The most common is not drinking enough water. There are other reasons including diet as well as inherited disorders. If you have a history of kidney stones, your urologist should order the appropriate tests to determine the type of stones you have as well as their cause(s).

In brief: Water, water, water

Kidney stones may occur for a number for a number of different reasons.
The most common is not drinking enough water. There are other reasons including diet as well as inherited disorders. If you have a history of kidney stones, your urologist should order the appropriate tests to determine the type of stones you have as well as their cause(s).
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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