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is green tea good for kidney stones

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Controvertial: Tea traditionally has shown to be high in oxalate that can cause kidney stones. Green tea's oxalate content is much lower. But the medical evidence ha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Plus water: You may take the items you described. It is important you drink enough water daily so that your urine is nearly colorless. For good health - Have a di ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Tea/Oxalates/stones: Tea is high in oxalic acid and could increase urinary excretion of oxalates resulting in ca++ oxalate stones. Hydration to achieve a urinary output > ... Read More
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Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Not likely: Black tea contains oxalate and excessive levels of oxalate intake is associated with increased risk of calcium oxalate stone formation. Green tea has ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: There's a "pop" claim that tea and cola predispose to kidney stones, but little scientific reason. The overriding key to prevention is to keep the uri ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Reduces risk: Research suggests green tea reduces risk of kidney stones- see http://www.Webmd.Com/kidney-stones/news/20091120/green-tea-may-prevent-kidney-stones ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Yes: Overall, because it contains antioxidants, green tea is a great addition to your diet. However, hydration is an important factor in keeping your kidn ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
16 years experience Urology
No: In general most tea contain oxalate, one of the most power stone forming compound found in our daily diet.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
What kind of stone?: There are several different kinds of kidney stones and different treatments for each. However, tea appears to be ok (http://www.Healthnewsreview.Org/2 ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it does not: Tea is usually all water which is good to prevent & doesn't cause kidney stones.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
No.: Kidney stones are made up of different types of materials. The most common is calcium oxalate, but other forms exist. In persons who are susceptible, ... Read More
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