A 21-year-old male asked:
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i hav a stone in my kidney 4 mm . my friends say that drink beer , it will was out.how much is this true?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: This is an old wife's tale. Beer actually is high in oxalate and most stones are made of calcium oxalate. Therefore beer actually increases your incidence of kidney stones. This is often confused with calcium, as a high calcium diet will bind oxalate in the GI tract and actually decrease your chance of getting kidney stones.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
Untrue: Drinking water is better way but not more than you need, as excess water can be toxic too. Talk to your doc about best way to deal with it.
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
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That is a : controversial issue. While it may reduce risk - I actually would not recommend that you go out and get drunk to get rid of stones. Do recommend that ... Read More
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Pop: This is an old wive's tale that soda leads to kidney stones. A large volume of fluid is the best way to prevent 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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