Symptoms, conditions and causes

Gallstones vs. Kidney Stones

Gallstones vs. Kidney Stones

Understanding the difference between gallstones and kidney stones is essential if you want to prevent gallbladder disease.

Both conditions involve hard deposits forming in your body, but they occur in different areas and have unique causes.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones develop when calcium oxalate accumulates in your kidneys—a process often influenced by dehydration rather than fat consumption.

Drinking lots of water daily helps dilute substances that could form kidney stones while promoting regular urination, which aids their expulsion from the body before they grow too large.

Although both conditions share similar names—and even some common symptoms—the strategies for preventing them differ greatly based on their distinct underlying causes.

Last updated: Apr 26, 2024 14:04 PM