Are some people more prone to getting kidney stones?

Metabolic +infection. People with metabolic conditions such as hypercaluria (but out 2 much calcium in urine) prone to calcium stones, also if urinary citrate is low and/or salt intake is high. Oxalate stones with inflammatory bowel disease, uric acid stones with gout, cystine stones with cystinuria. Prone to infection stones are people with recurrent kidney infections, neurgogenic bladders and after urinary diversion.
Definitely yes. The following:-!) people who have excess calcium, uric acid, oxalate or cystine in urine. 2) strong family history of kidney stones. 3) intestinal problems like inflammatory bowel disease. 4) urinary stasis due to partial blockage of kidney or ureter 5)consume excessive animal protein +/or are very obese. 6) have had previous kidney stones. 7) insufficient hydration from not drinking enough.

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How should I get calcium if I'm prone to kidney stones?

Cautiously. Agree w dr rodriguez. No direct relation. But, much calcium intake leads to much calcium in urine. Calcium with meals is safer than bet meals since it binds to phosphorus in gut leading to loss in stools lowering calcium/phosphorus levels in urine i.e. Cutting phosphorus stones. If use calcium for bone health, use calcium citrate & get 24 hr urine calcium levels, if hi it adds to stone risk still. Read more...

How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ... The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... Read more...

How does a kidney stone get treated?

Usually. Pain medication, anti nausea medication and fluids, usually IV sometimes oral. Rarely the stone is too large to pass, and then there are a number of procedures that can alleviate the obstruction and remove the stone. These very large stones are usually managed by a urologist. Read more...
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