Kidney Stones Fast Facts #3

Not all stones are created equal.  The most common kidney stones are made up of calcium oxalate.  This a natural substance found in fruits, veges, chocolate and nuts and also produced by your liver.  High doses of vitamin D, gastric bypass surgery and metabolic disorders increase your odds of these types of stones.  Struvite stones form from infection in the urinary tract. Uric acid stones occur when you either don’t drink enough fluids or drink too much soda or a high protein diet.  Folks who get gout need to watch closely.  Diamonds...these occur if your birthday is in April...just kidding.  Mainly watch for those calcium oxalate stones because they make up 70% of stones. If you have a history of kidney stones and want to further can reach us at 330-685-9920