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What are the causes of kidney stones ?

I met a doctor and for back pain..after doing ultrasound...he said I am having kidney stones, I want to know what are the causes of kidney stones??
Sat, 17 Oct 2009
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i am a dietician...i am posting this as per my knowledge..Diet may or may not be an issue. If a person is susceptible to forming stones, then foods high in calcium may increase the risk, however if a person isn't susceptible to forming stones, nothing in the diet will change that risk..
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Heredity: Some people are more susceptible to forming kidney stones, and heredity certainly plays a role. The majority of kidney stones are made of calcium, and hypercalciuria (high levels of calcium in the urine), is a risk factor...this is what my doctor told me when i got stones??
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is there anything i have to change about my diet??i dont have stones now ...
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