Are you at Risk for kidney Stones?


Kidney stones may be common and easily curable, but that does not make them any less painful! Passed through urine, developing kidney stones is an experience many – if not all – prefer to miss out on.

Alam mo ba na some people are more at risk for kidney stones than others? Here are the factors that may affect your chances:

  1. Family history
    Ang mga magulang mo ba ay nakaranas na ng kidney stones? Chances are, you’ll get them too.
  2. Not drinking enough water
    Being dehydrated increases your chances of developing kidney stones. Siguraduhin na sapat ang tubig na iniimon mo every day, especially if you live in a tropical country and/or sweat often.
  3. Obesity
    Those with a high body mass index or BMI have an increased risk of forming kidney stones. Make sure to exercise regularly to keep your weight at a balanced, healthy level.
  4. Eating food that’s high in protein, sodium and sugar
    Balance is key!
  5. Digestive diseases and other medical conditions
    Having the following conditions may increase your risk: renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea.