A 63-year-old male asked:
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Does eating coconut oil or drinking coconut water prevent kidney stones?

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Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not sure: I haven't come across any study that shows prevention of kidney stones with above. If you are having recurrent stones, will need to make sure that your serum calcium level is not high. Certain dietary changes can reduce kidney stones formation, including drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day at least, avoid sugary drinks and weight gain. Talk to your doctor regarding medication for kidney stones.
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
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Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones i can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones.
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Calcium stones: Cut down sodium intake. Getting enough calcium from food or by taking calcium supplements with food.
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See a doctor: You may have stones or urinary tract infection- not kidneys.
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