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Do Peanuts Cause Kidney Stones
Maybe: These are one of a great many popular foods that contain a lot of oxalate which is a component of many kidney stones. I've looked at the evidence and i think that warning people about oxalate in the diet is mostly protecting onesself from liability. Drinking plenty of water would probably go a lot farther to preventing kidney stones than radically restricting your diet / making a fetish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, IF...: If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, peanut butter was one of the high oxalate foods to moderate or avoid along with beans, beets, berries, green peppers, chocolate, coffee, colas, and wheat bran. Consider almond butter instead if you are an oxalate stone former. ...Read more
Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?
Oxalate stone?: Peanuts and peanut butter are rich in oxalate, though nowhere near as much as spinach, or what one will excrete from taking lots of vitamin c. There's a theoretical risk that this will promote oxalate stone production, but since even vitamin c zealots seldom get stones from it, i'd simply ask you to stay well-hydrated and not be afraid of a little peanut butter. Ask your urologist as well. ...Read more
If peanut butter is healthy in moderation, can a person prone to kidney stones still eat it because of its high oxalate level?
Only in moderation!: Oxalate renal stones are formed due to excess oxalate in the urine, caused primarity by excessive meat, peanut or chocolate consumption. Avoiding these stones involves drinking fluids, avoiding oxalate contaning foods in excess, and consuming calcium containing foods - calcium binds oxalate in the gut, preventing its absorption. Spinach is actually one of the foods highest in oxalate! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more
Beets and stones: Beets are 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. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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