To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of kidney stones we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow kidney stones to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind kidney stones consists of three steps:
|Excess Protein Consumption||3%||Ruled out|
|Potassium Need||2%||Ruled out|
Have you suffered from kidney stones?
Possible responses:→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
High protein intakes may lead to loss of calcium, leading in turn to the development of kidney stones.
Increased calcium and phosphorous excretion in the urine may cause kidney stones.
When potassium levels fall too low, urine citrate also drops, decreasing your protection against stones.
Kidney stone formation can be a sign.
When the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body because of ulcerative colitis, kidney stones may result. This influence is usually mild and stones may not be a problem once the colitis is treated.