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What causes kidney stones? Is it hereditary? My mom had them and now my brother.

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Risk factors

Risks include: family or personal history of kidney stones, being an adult over 40, being male, dehydration, diet that's high-protein, high-sodium and high-sugar, gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea.
Diseases that may increase your risk of kidney stones include renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism and certain urinary tract infections.

In brief: Risk factors

Risks include: family or personal history of kidney stones, being an adult over 40, being male, dehydration, diet that's high-protein, high-sodium and high-sugar, gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea.
Diseases that may increase your risk of kidney stones include renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism and certain urinary tract infections.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Kidney stones

There is some genetic predisposition but you should know which type you have either caused by uric acid or calcium or cholesterol etc.
So the stones need to be sent for a chemical analysis. Also check the kidneys for staghorn or large stones.Multiple risk factors include chronic dehydration, diet, obesity, positive family history, and medications.

In brief: Kidney stones

There is some genetic predisposition but you should know which type you have either caused by uric acid or calcium or cholesterol etc.
So the stones need to be sent for a chemical analysis. Also check the kidneys for staghorn or large stones.Multiple risk factors include chronic dehydration, diet, obesity, positive family history, and medications.
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