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Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? should i stop or continue taking it? stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

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Dr. Julie Abbott answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Then they precipitate causing stones. Excess protein intake demands more work from kidneys and possible less efficient flushing of these urine components. Protein supplements may increase kidney work demands; get protein in diet.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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