A 40-year-old member asked:
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what are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone.
Answered on Apr 20, 2017
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Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
None: No particular food or drink will decrease stone size. Some stones (e.g., uric acid) can be reduced or dissolved by alkalinizing the urine with medication. If you have kidney stones, you should be tested to determine the cause(s) and to see what possible interventiosn may be required (e.g., increased fluid intake, medication, etc).
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
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Many causes: Depends on what the stone is composed of. See a urologist for guidance.
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Talk to your doctor: It is always best to discuss any dietary changes first with your doctor. It is important to stay hydrated when you have a history of kidney stones.
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Dr. Michael Wolff
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Beer and stones: The water in beer is good but te alcohol has no benefit. It is better to drink plain water to prevent kidney stones.
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