Kidney stones or often known as renal stones are some unwanted entities which lies in the kidney and are responsible for multiple complications in our body. They are crystal deposits ranging from a mere 3mm to as large as 8mm.It is fairly common among males.
Types of Kidney Stones
- Calcium Stones – It is the commonest type of kidney stones. It occurs due to excess calcium in diet
- Uric Acid stones - It is witnessed among people who generally take a high protein based diet as well as drink less water.
- Struvite Stones – It occurs because of urinary tract infection
- Cystine Stones - Hereditary factors plays a key role over here. And,also presence of excessive amounts of amino acids in the urine stands as one of the reasons behind this medical syndrome.