Are Kidney Stones Hereditary?

October 8, 2014

Yes! So the next time you feel that twinge of pain, go ahead and blame your relatives.

Kidney stones are hereditary. If your parents or other family members have had kidney stones, you are also at risk to have them. With family history, it is important to alter your diet to prevent stones. This includes staying well hydrated, limiting caffeine intake, adding lemon juice to water, and overall having a healthy diet low in fat, sodium, sugar, red meat, and oxalates.