Who gets Kidney Stones?

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Who gets Kidney Stones?

Though Kidney stones can be originate in anyone but some persons are more prone to Kidney Stones due to having some biological characteristics.

It is not exactly sure, who gets Kidney stones, but as per research, those are more prone to Kidney stones whose calcium absorption process becomes slow rather than calcium rich food intake or calcium injection or calcium pills. Geographically Caucasians are more prone to develop kidney stones than African Americans. Stones occur more frequently in men. The chances of developing stones becomes drastically high in kidney stone prone men after the age of 40 and continues to rise into their 70s. On the other hand, women are more prevalence to kidney stones in their 50s. The chances of stone formation rise in a person who has developed more than one stone earlier.

Reasons of Kidney Stones

There are several reasons of developing kidney stones in which 40% causes are still unknown. Our diet is sometimes liable of developing stones as certain foods stimulate the body to format stones like Rhubarb, Spinach, Beets, Swiss chard, Wheat germ, Soybean crackers, Peanuts, Okra, Chocolate, Black Indian tea, Sweet potatoes, Grits, Grapes, Celery, Green pepper, Red raspberries, Fruitcake, Strawberries, Marmalade, Liver and meat.

Genetics is another reason of developing stones. The person is more prone of developing kidney stone who has any family history of kidney stone. Moreover, the chances of developing kidney stones are found in 70% of the people who have a rare hereditary disease called renal tubular acidosis. Cystinuria and hyperoxaluria are two other rare, inherited metabolic disorders that often cause kidney stones.

Another inherited disease Hypercalciuria may cause of developing kidney stones in over 50% people of inherited disease.

Other causes of developing kidney stones are Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases, and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism, hyperuricosuria, gout, excess intake of vitamin D, certain diuretics, and calcium-based antacids.

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