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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can Kidney Stone Pass on From Generation to Generation

2014-02-26 15:48

Can Kidney Stone Pass on From Generation to GenerationKidney stones appear when the person’s urine contains more crystal-forming substances. Some people even find they suffer from kidney stones, while one of their parents also has this disease. Then, they wonder whether kidney stone can pass on from generation to generation or kidney stone is genetic.

As introduced by nephrologists, the onset and formation of kidney stone is usually not due to single cause. On the contrary, several factors can increase the risk of kidney stones, and genetic factor is just one cause of kidney stone.

Do you have a similar experience? One of our patient said he has had kidney stones four times, and his mother also had kidney stones. However, his brother remains stone-free. Therefore, he didn’t know whether his kidney stone inherits from his mother.

According to clinical research, kidney stone indeed can pass on from generation to generation, but genetic factor isn’t the only reason for the formation of kidney stone. Besides, environment, diet and lifestyle can also affect the onset of kidney stones.

As long as there are more crystal-containing substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid in urine, people will be at a high risk of kidney stone. If you happen to have this kidney disorder, the urgent thing you need to take is to remove it from the body.

If kidney stone is small, it can pass through urinary tract and be discharged out of the body spontaneously. However, if it is too big, kidney stone will cause blockage to urinary tract. Then, surgery and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be needed.

Surgery is one treatment that has been taken commonly to remove kidney stone. However, it can’t alter patients’ habitus, lifestyle, diet, etc. Therefore, many patients complain of the recurrence of kidney stones.

Traditional Chinese medicine aims to regulate patients’ habitus and dissolve kidney stones. Then, these dissolved kidney stones can pass out of the body through urinary tract. Meanwhile, patients can find cotton-like materials in their urine.

No matter which treatment you decide to take, you should modify your diet and lifestyle habits accordingly with your doctor or online doctor’s guidance.

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