A 26-year-old member asked:
I'm taking 400 mg green tea supplements. Will this cause me kidney stones?
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Dr. Stephen Chinn answered
37 years experience in 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 > 2000ml/24 hours and avoiding salt/sodium may help to mitigate this situation and decrease crystallization/stone formation. Urinary acidifiers may also help..
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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