The Rate Of Kidney Stones Has Begun To Increase In Women

Although kidney stones, which affect the quality of life seriously, are mostly seen in men, a recent study revealed that the rate of stone formation in women increased. Urology Specialist Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlter Alkan evaluated the reasons behind the increase in the rate of kidney stones in women according to the 'Gender Differences in Urinary Tract Stones' study conducted in the USA in 2021.

Reminding that kidney stones are one of the most common problems in urology, Urology Specialist Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlter Alkan said that the fact that our country is in the kidney stone belt has brought this problem to an even more important point. Reminding that the probability of kidney stone formation in a person is 5-10 percent throughout his life, Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital Urology Specialist Assoc. Prof. Dr. İlter Alkan said, “We encounter kidney stones around 10 percent in men and 7-8 percent in women. However, with the 'Sex in Urinary Tract Stones' research conducted in the USA, we see that these rates have changed. According to the results of the research, while the rate seen in men was around 350 per hundred thousand, it was around 170 per hundred thousand in women. This is an explanation of the great increase in women,” he said.

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