To prevent kidney stones, you should drink lots of water, get more calcium, cut back on sodium, and be careful with oxalate-rich foods.There are a few different types of kidney stones, and depending on which type youre at risk for, your doctor may recommend specific prevention methods.This article was medically reviewed
by S. Adam Ramin, MD
, urologic surgeon and medical director of Urology Cancer Specialists in Los Angeles, California.Visit Insiders Health Reference library for more advice
About 1 in 11 Americans will get a kidney stone at some point in their life. Kidney stones are solid masses that look like tiny pieces of gravel. They form in your kidneys from minerals found in urine.
There are four types of kidney stones:
Calcium stone: These are either calcium oxalate stones or calcium phosphate stones. They are the most common type of kidney stone.Struvite stone: These stones form because of a