Childhood Kidney Stones a Growing Concern

May 17, 2013

Kidney stones, while common in adults, are now becoming a problem in children as well. A stone commonly forms in the kidney when a person becomes dehydrated, and the urine becomes concentrated. We also know that aside from water intake other dietary choices impact the formation of stones as well. A diet high in salt, fat, sugar, and caffeine puts you at high risk for kidney stones, especially in the summer months.

An increase in childhood obesity and unhealthy food choices these days are the driving factors of kidney stones in children. To help prevent stones from forming, make sure your kids are staying well hydrated, and monitor their diet by decreasing caffeine, processed foods, fast food, and meals high in sodium, fat, and sugar.

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