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Doctor insights on: Can Protein Powder Cause Kidney Stones

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5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?

5.5 mm kidney stone just removed thru medicine. Is it harmful to take protein powder for gym purpose after that. Will it create stone again?

Need to drink water: If it is the first time you had the kidney stone usually there is no need for further testing. Taking protein supplements may cause stones but more important is to drink plenty of water. Urine should look clear. Also need to lower salt intake. Check with your doctor for specific dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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I have had a kidney stone 3 years ago, now I started to use protein powder for my bodybuilding. Do I need to worry about my kidney and stone recidive ?

I have had a kidney stone 3 years ago, now I started to use protein powder for my bodybuilding. Do I need to worry about my kidney and stone recidive ?

Watch protein: Kidney stones form because of multiple factors. It is important to know what your stones were made of in the past. Factors such as fluid intake, sodium intake, and protein intake can influence stone risk. Protein, if taken in too high a concentration, can actually result in kidney insufficiency and can certainly raise stone risks. As with everything, moderation is key. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Egg protein can cause kidney stones?

Egg protein can cause kidney stones?

Egg protein: Egg protein itself will not promote kidney stones. Animal protein from muscle will promote kidney stones. Egg protein is pH neutral and is not going to release as much calcium from bone as muscle protein, which is acid and thus requires bone buffering after ingestion. ...Read more

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Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

No: But having a stone like that can. Would they consider lithotripsy (using sound waves to break up stone into smaller pieces that you can pass without surgery?) Might want to discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?

I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?

Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...Read more

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Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase calcium in the urine. Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone. ...Read more

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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.

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.

I would stop..: 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. ...Read more

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Is eating 3 cups of Greek Yogurt a day bad? That is my main source of protein. Does it promote kidney stones? Thanks.

Is eating 3 cups of Greek Yogurt a day bad? That is my main source of protein. Does it promote kidney stones? Thanks.

Not necessarily: Three cups is not too much. If you are concerned about kidney stone, drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more