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Kidney Stones: Causes, Management and Prevention

Written by
Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jun 12, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  3 min read


One in every 20 people develop kidney stones at some point in their life. Here is an article to know about kidney stones, its management and prevention.

Kidney Stones: Causes, Management and Prevention

What is a Kidney Stone?

Kidney stones (renal calculi) are hard mineral deposits like calcium, oxalate and phosphorus that form inside the kidneys. They vary in size. A minute stone may pass on its own, causing little or no pain, while stones more than 3mm of size gets stuck in ureters and block the flow of urine, causing severe pain or bleeding.

Where are Kidney Stones Located?

Stones may be located in:

What are the Types of Kidney Stones?

There are different types of kidney stones based on their chemical composition:

Who are Prone to Kidney Stones?

You are more likely to get kidney stones if:

What are the Symptoms of Kidney Stones?

How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?

X- ray or ultrasound examination or CT scan confirms the presence of kidney stones.

How are Kidney Stones Treated?

Small stones usually do not need treatment. If you have a large kidney stone it is removed by lithotripsy.

Ayurvedic Remedies:

How can Kidney Stones be Prevented?

Consult an ayurveda specialist online to know more about ayurvedic management of kidney stones -->

Last reviewed at:
07 Sep 2018  -  3 min read




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