The number of cases of kidney stones in the UK is estimated at 5.2 million each year.
The highest number of people dying from kidney stones are in London, where an estimated 300,000 people die annually.
In the past few years, the number of deaths has gone up, though the rate of increase has not yet been fully matched.
The UK is not alone, with the UK having the highest rate of kidney stone deaths in Europe, with about 2.5 million people dying of the disease.
People in Britain are also at greater risk of developing kidney stones, with more than half of people aged between 15 and 24 having a blood clot in the kidneys.
There are also other health issues, including kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension.
Kidney stones can be fatal, as well as preventing people from passing on disease, so care must be taken when choosing a provider.
If you have kidney stones please see your GP.