Here's How to Prevent Kidney Stones

posted by Martha Quinn - 

How to prevent kidney stones comes in at #3 on Google's list of the most asked health issue.

If you've had kidney stones before you know how painful they are. The most common causes and risk factors of kidney stones include; 

kidney disease that alters how the body processes calcium

urinary tract infection with certain bacteria

certain dietary habits, such as eating a lot of sodium and not drinking enough fluid

genetic tendency (as kidney stones can run in families)

Here's some tips on how to prevent them;

Drink plenty of water

Get the calcium you need 

Reduce sodium

Limit animal protein 

Here are some IMPORTANT FACTS to note about KIDNEY STONES : 1. Dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stone formation 2. One in every 20 people develop kidney stones at some point in their life 3. Most kidney stones will pass through the ureter to the bladder on their own with time if you stay true to drinking enough water 4. Diet and hereditary factors are also related to stone formation 5. Symptoms of kidney stones include flank pain and blood in urine..... You have a responsibility towards your body and life in general and ignorance will no longer be an excuse..... #askyourpharmacist #kidneystones #healthyliving #pharmacist

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