A 40-year-old member asked:
Should i be fine to drink green tea as part of a diet to prevent kidney stones?
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Dr. Amy Levineanswered
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: Overall, because it contains antioxidants, green tea is a great addition to your diet. However, hydration is an important factor in keeping your kidneys healthy. Anything containing caffeine (like tea) may dehydrate you a little bit, so you will need to compensate with adding water to diet as well. If you need to jazz it up, try adding lemon or cucumber slices to water!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is there a diet that will help prevent kidney stones?
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Dr. Jesse Chuanganswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Possibly.: There are many types of kidney stones (calcium phosphorous/oxalate, uric acid, etc.) if your urine has a high concentration of the compounds of a specific stone, it increases the chance of a stone. For the most common type of stones, we recommend low protein, low salt diet and adequate hydration. However, just because you have a high concentration of the compounds does not mean you will get it.
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Last updated Dec 2, 2014
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