There are different types of Kidney Stones. Some of them include:
- Calcium Stones: Calcium Stones are the most common types of kidney stones. They are formed by calcium oxalate, a substance that naturally occurs in some fruits, vegetables, nuts and chocolates. Calcium oxalate is also produced by the liver. High concentrations of calcium oxalate in the urine, either through metabolic disorders, dietary factors, and high doses of vitamin D or gastric bypass surgery may lead to the formation of calcium stones.
- Uric Acid Stones: This type of stone is mostly common amongst people who do not take enough fluids. It may also affect people who are on a high-protein diet, people who have gout or people who suffer from conditions that may cause them to lose too much body fluid. Uric acid stones may also be caused by genetic factors.
- Struvite Stones: Struvite stones are caused by urinary tract infection. They have the tendency to grow to very large sizes without giving symptoms.
- Cystine Stones: Cystine Stones occur when a person’s kidneys excrete excess amounts of amino acids due to a hereditary disorder.