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:
- Family history
Ang mga magulang mo ba ay nakaranas na ng kidney stones? Chances are, you’ll get them too.
- 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.
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.
- Eating food that’s high in protein, sodium and sugar
Balance is key!
- 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.