Kidney stones can lead to severe pain when they become dislodged or block the urinary tube leading out of the body. So, needless to say, it’s preferable not to have them.
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But is that easier said than done? There’s no guaranteed way to prevent them, but there are diet and lifestyle factors that can greatly reduce the risk. Here are 12 of them…
1. Water Them Down
Staying hydrated is important for many reasons, but it’s also a way to keep kidney stones from forming, says Healthline. In fact, “Drinking more water is the best way to prevent kidney stones,” it says.
The more water you drink, the more urine you’ll produce – and if you don’t pee regularly, it will become more concentrated “and less likely to dissolve urine salts that cause stones,” it adds.