Kidney stones are uncomfortable, difficult to pass, and one of the most common kidney disorders that can occur. 1 in 10 people will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. We’ve all heard the term kidney stones, but what exactly are they?
A kidney stone is a solid collection of salts that can be found in your kidneys or urinary tract, and usually passes through the bladder on its own. The most common type of kidney stones is calcium-oxalate kidney stones, but other types include uric acid, struvite, and cystine kidney stones.
Kidney stones can cause pain and irritation during the passing process. Luckily, there are preventative strategies you can implement to reduce your risk of getting kidney stones.