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Kidney Stones – Risk Factors

David Canes, MD David Canes, MD February 14, 2021
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Other risk factors for kidney stones are a diet that's too high in oxalate containing foods like nuts, spinach, green, leafy vegetables, chocolate, potato chips, and some other types of foods. A diet that's too high in salt can also contribute to kidney stone formation. There's an association with diabetes and excess weight with kidney stones and patients with bowel disorders, like inflammatory bowel disease or patients who have had gastric bypass surgery are at increased risk for kidney stones. Having a sedentary lifestyle with not enough physical exercise can lead to calcium leaching from the bones and ending up in the urine, increasing the kidney stone risk.

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