Kidney Stones results from the crystallization of the dissolved minerals and is formed in the kidneys. Usually these stones formed leave the body via the urine and does not cause any symptoms. However if the stone grows in size it becomes impossible for it to pass out of the body and causes many painful symptoms such as pus in the urine, urine flow blockage, pain while urinating etc.
They are the common disorder of the urinary tract. There are many risk factors that cause these kidney stones.
It is more likely to occur in men between 40-70 years and in women the chances are at her 50s. Children may also be affected by this disorder but it is mainly due to genetic reasons or maybe because of some birth deformities.
It is more likely to happen for men than women.
Kidney stone’s occurrence in obese people is more common. Gaining weight can also increase one’s chances of developing kidney stone.
It increases your chances of kidney stones if there is a history of this illness in your family. A history of gout and arthritis also increases the kidney stone possibility.
The reasons are unknown, but the ethnic background of a person plays a key role in kidney stone risks. For example, North American and western Europeans are more susceptible to kidney stones than Africans.
Geography also determines the chances of kidney stones because of the above mentioned reasons as well as the difference in diet patterns, minerals in the water etc.
A diet high in protein but with lesser water intake can increase the risk.
Medications and Medical Conditions:
Certain medications or drugs to cure some chronic ailments and some medical ailments can increase a person’s chances of getting kidney stones.