May 2022

5 Causes of Kidney Stones

By Dr.Poonam Sharma

Kidney stones, or renal calculi, are solid masses made of crystals that usually originate in your kidneys.

Low Urine Volume

A major risk factor for kidney stones is constant low urine volume as a result of your lifestyle.


Diet can also affect the chance of forming a stone. One of the more common causes is high levels of calcium in the urine.

Bowel Movement

Certain bowel conditions like Crohn's Disease or surgeries can raise the risk of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones.

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Medical Conditions

For instance, the abnormal growth of one or more of the parathyroid glands, which control calcium metabolism.


Obesity is a risk factor for stones. Obesity may change the acid levels in the urine and lead to the formation of stones.


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