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Doctor insights on: Foods That Can Cause Kidney Stones

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I heard somewhere that use of tomotoes in our daily food causes kidney stone. Is it true?

I heard somewhere that use of tomotoes in our daily food causes kidney stone. Is it true?

Yup: Tomato seeds attract artheritis antigen, also one time tomatoes were banned in parties saying kidney stone i think acidity has some thing to do with it. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 seem to be prone to developing kidney stones. What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

I seem to be prone to developing kidney stones.  What foods should I avoid and what are the causes for kidney stone development?

Need stone analysis: + 24hr urinalysis to find out stone composition ; amount of various substances in your urine. Such as calcium, citrate, uric acid etc, uologist or nephrologist will know. In mean time, always drink lots of water 8 - 10 glasses/day, especially during summer. Most important thing to avoid or reduce is salt in your diet. Ur on hydrochlorthiazide, best med to reduce calcium in urine. Reduce red meat. ...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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What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair ?

What food that causes kidney stone or kidney infection + weight lost & hair ?

Stone: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are known to increase oxalate in the urine and promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Kidney infection is not promoted by food. ...Read more

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Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more

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Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.

Stone: Is remotely possible that Tums (calcium carbonate) would promote kidney stone, but it is likely there are other reasons, such as dehydration, oxalate excess, citrate deficiency, or a genetic problem. Requires evaluation. ...Read more

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Can there be any proof that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can cause kidney stones?

Can there be any proof that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can cause kidney stones?

Not really: In fact diet sprite (not pushing a product here), is loaded with citrates that are useful in decreasing saturation of the urine and stone formation. ...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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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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Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

Lemon juice can cause kidney stones?

No: Lemon juice and lemonade are recommended for prevention of kidney stones. Lemonade increases urinary citrate levels. Citrate helps block the formation of certain kinds of calcium-based kidney stones. ...Read more

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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