Alcohol and Kidney Stones | Can Alcohol Cause Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones are an incredibly painful and often recurring condition for many people, and it leaves them wondering if there are certain foods and drinks that could be contributing to the formation of stones, or making them worse.
What about alcohol and kidney stones? Can alcohol cause kidney stones? Below is a rundown of what they are, and what people should know about the potential relationship between alcohol and kidney stones.
- If you don’t drink enough water or you sweat a lot, you may be at a higher risk for kidney stones
- If you’ve already had a kidney stone, you’re at a higher risk of developing more
- Having a diet high in salt or sugar can increase the risk of having certain kinds of kidney stones
- If you have inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea, it can change your digestive process in a way that can increase the likelihood of kidney stones
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