Kidney stones are hard, rock-like deposits in the urinary tract. They can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. It’s three times more common for men than women to develop kidney stones.
FACTORS IN KIDNEY STONE FORMATION
- eating foods high in chemicals and protein
- hot climates
- kidney infections
- family history
SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY STONES
- sudden severe pain in the back, side, abdomen or groin
- bloody urine
- frequent or burning urination
Drinking a lot of water can help prevent them and flush them out. Some kidney stones can be dissolved with medication.