A risk factor is something that raises your chances of getting a health problem. Some of them, such as family history, cannot be changed. But, you can make changes to some eating habits to lower your risk of kidney stones. General steps include:
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Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board
Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 4/2/2019