Can Kidney Stones Lead To CKD?
Today I’m answering a question that someone sent us: Can kidney stones lead to CKD? That’s what we’re talking about in today’s video.
Generally, the answer is no. If you have kidney stones, which are generally mineral deposits acid deposits, it doesn’t lead to kidney disease or chronic kidney disease. Now if you leave it untreated and if you don’t look to prevent further stones in the future, it could possibly lead to kidney disease because eventually they damage the kidney which is a sign of kidney disease.
The stone in itself generally doesn’t affect the kidney function. If it does, it’s usually temporary. If you do have a kidney stone or you have a history of kidney stones, make sure to see your doctor, get treated, drink lots and lots of water because that’s what’s going to help pass any stone. Water also helps prevent any kidney stones. Lots of fresh lemon too. Squeeze lemon juice. Lots of that magnesium potassium citrates. Those are really good at prevention. We have a lot of videos about kidney stones and different things I just mentioned so you can take a look at those, watch those but generally the answer to that question is no. If you have kidney stones it doesn’t lead to kidney disease, but it will if you leave it untreated and they keep recurring and you don’t take care of it.