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Doctor insights on: Fad Diets That Would Increase Risk Of Kidney Stones

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What diet do I follow for kidney stones?

Water/ lemon juice: Drink at least 2.5 liters of fluid a day, low sodium, low protein diet, not necessarily a low calcium diet, and lemon juice, lemon juice, lemon juice. Get lemon juice from the grocery store and add it to water so it is more palatable. There is citrate or citric acid in lemon juice. Citrate helps to prevent kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I had a kidney stone twice in my life, so i need a diet chart to prevent it re-occurring, can I get a diet chart?

I had a kidney stone twice in my life, so i need a diet chart to prevent it re-occurring, can I get a diet chart?

Ask a dietician: The specific composition of the kidney stone will determine what things in your diet may contribute to the stone forming. If you know the composition of the stone, then you can alter your diet accordingly. There is not a single chart, and each stone is unique to each person. In general, they have calcium and another protein. ...Read more

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I had a kidney stone on christmas it was tested and it was bc of oxaltes I was put on special diet, is this serious? Is this hypoxaluria?

I had a kidney stone on christmas it was tested and it was bc of oxaltes I was put on special diet, is this serious? Is this hypoxaluria?

Many paths to CaOx: While your stones are made of calcium oxalate, the cause for why you make stones is best assessed by undergoing a 24 hour urine collection. This, paired with blood work, can help to show why you make stones. The answer could be elevated urinary oxalates....Or not. Other causes include low levels of citrate or magnesium in your diet (easily replaced), low urine output or high urinary calcium. ...Read more

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I've had Crohn's for 16 yrs & often pass oxalate kidney stones. Need diet advice, what foods to avoid or tips on this?

I've had Crohn's for 16 yrs & often pass oxalate kidney stones. Need diet advice, what foods to avoid or tips on this?

Oxalate: Avoid dehydration; Follow Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase Citrate: orange juice 8 oz twice daily; ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; 4-5 fruits/day; maintain low salt; egg white 2 per day as protein; 25 mg HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) daily to reduce Ca in urine ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones ? Is it in the genes or diet

What causes kidney stones ?  Is it in the genes or diet

Both : All diseases are caused by genetic predispositions superimposed on environmental exposures. In other words both nature & nurture are responsible for your stones. Stop drinking soda & caffeinated beverages. Drink only water. Caffeine leads to urinary loss of minerals like calcium which then crystallizes and forms a "stone. ...Read more

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How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

How can I reduce kidney pain resulting from kidney stones, cystine stones, and persistent renal pain, reducing it naturally by diet.?

Cystine stones: Cystine stones result from a rare genetic disorder that causes Amino Acid cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine to form crystals. Alkalinizing urine helps increase cystine solubility. You may want to take sodium bicarbonate tablets for this purpose. Keep yourself well hydrated and take pain/antionflmatory meds as needed. Talk to a urologist to see if the procedure can help you. ...Read more

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Which type of diet would help me from getting kidney stones?

Which type of diet would help me from getting kidney stones?

Water, water, water: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration increases the risk of both kidney stones and kidney infections. Think of the water you drink as diluting the other substances in your urine, including the minerals that can cause kidney stones, as well as washing out your urinary system to flush bacteria out of you and into the toilet! ...Read more

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What is the good diet for a human being who has kidney stones ?

What is the good diet for a human being who has kidney stones ?

Lots of fluid/strict: First, you must increase your fluid intake up to at least 2.5-3 liters per day to help dissolve the stone regardless of type. Otherwise it is important to be fairly strict with intake, like moderate protein intake, and low salt and fat intake if it is a calcium oxalate stone. Calcium phosphate stones require a moderate sodium intake, while cysteine stones need only an increased fluid intake. ...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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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