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Doctor insights on: Foods That Help Dissolve Kidney Stones

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Is there any way to dissolve a kidney stone?

Is there any way to dissolve a kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...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


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What foods should kidney stone patients avoid? Why?

What foods should kidney stone patients avoid? Why?

Diet changes: There are several types of kidney stones. Each has its own dietary recommendations. Stones can be of uric acid, calcium oxalate or even infectious stones. Please consult further in health tap for your personalized review. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to dissolve kidney stones?

Depends: Calcium oxylate stones cannot be dissolved. Uric acid stones can sometimes be reduced in size by alkalinizing the urine. This can be achieved by taking sodium bicarbonate tablets. Have your urologist assess your stones if possible to determine type. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to dissolve a small kidney stone?

What is the fastest way to dissolve a small kidney stone?

Kidney stones: Calcium oxylate stones are the primary type in north america. They cannot be dissolved. Around 15% of stones are uric acid. It may be possible to dissolve these by alkalinizing the urine. See a urologist for assessment and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

What are good foods to eat or drink to make kidney stone smaller?

Plenty of water: Increase in water intake to have a urine output of more than 2.5 liter is the only proven way of reducing risk of kidney stones. It is less likely for a established stone to become smaller over time, however modification in diet and risk factors can be helpful depending on the composition of stone. ...Read more

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I have got kidney stones I have had them for a long time is there any foods or anything I should avoid?

I have got kidney stones I have had them for a long time is there any foods or anything I should avoid?

Find cause: Cystine, uric acid, and triple-phosphate stones can often be kept from recurring by specific measures that your physician knows. Diet's not the magic answer to any kind of stone & life is complicated enough without modifying what you enjoy eating when the impact is so small. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, drink plenty of water. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesn't know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat?

My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesn't know what kind he has if they are oxlataes or acid ones what type of foods can he eat and not eat?

Water: The most important thing is to drink plenty of water and lemonade throughout the day (more than 2.5-3 liters), maintain a low salt and a balanced diet. Cutting down animal protein also can help.
Next time he passes a stone, make sure he tries to retrieve it to get it analyzed.
A 24 hour urine collection for a stone panel also may help identify some of the problems. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food to avoid during a diagnosis of a kidney stone?

None: There is no merit in trying to alter your diet until you see a urologist and determine the most likely cause of your stones. ...Read more

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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

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What is good food for removing 2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney?

What is good food for removing 2 mm kidney stone at mid calyx of lift kidney?

Small kidney stone: This is a small stone. To help it pass on its own, drink 4 liters of fluid per day. As much as possible, use lemonade or lemon extract added to water. The citrate in the lemon will help dissolve the stone. Minimize salt. Minimize animal protein. Push the fluids to 4 liters minimum per day. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

What foods can I eat that don't have calcium or dairy in it. I have kidney stones?

Calcium stones Rx: Calcium oxalate is likely stone; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from MD. Avoid milk. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid or minimize if I'm a vegetarian and have a kidney stone (calcium)?

What foods should I avoid or minimize if I'm a vegetarian and have a kidney stone (calcium)?

Kidney stones: Do you know the composition of your stone? If it's a cacium stone, avoid dairy products which are high in calcium. Uric acid stones are a different matter. Blood tests are recommended if you continue to form kidney stones.Your physician is best to advise you as he/she knows your findings. ...Read more

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M south indian. Can anyone suggest me foods I have to careful with after my kidney stone surgery?

M south indian. Can anyone suggest me foods I have to careful with after my kidney stone surgery?

Yes, but...: Without a comprehensive stone work-up to deduce a reasonable preventive regimen, no specific recommendation for foods couldn't be given. But, maintaining >2500 cc of daily urine output + decreasing oral intake of salt, red meat, ; dairy products by 50% would be a decent effective advice to decrease future stone occurrence. ...Read more

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What are some reliable remedies for kidney stones in alternative medicines viz. Unani/ayur/homeo. To dissolve?

What are some reliable remedies for kidney stones in alternative medicines viz. Unani/ayur/homeo. To dissolve?

None...: There has been no known stone-dissolving agents for calcium-containing stones or even organic stones such as cystine stone, except uric acid stone. So, don't wish and dream for such possibility. ...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?

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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Do eggs lead to kidney stone formation or worsen an already existing condition of kidney stone? What foods apart from salt should be avoided?

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Do eggs lead to kidney stone formation or worsen an already existing condition of kidney stone? What foods apart from salt should be avoided?

Here are some. ..: Consuming eggs has been not known to have any negative impact onto urinary stone formation. Most patients with recurrent kidney stones are caused by genetic factors leading to poor urine dis-solubility, namely, low stone inhibiting activities, although some less than 15% of cases may re related with RTA, overactive parathyroid, medullary sponge kidneys, etc.
So, ask Doc for more detail... ...Read more

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I experienced a 7mm kidney stone 3 years ago and I feel it's coming on again. I'm curious if there is medication to help dissolve this? I'm trying to avoid the ER.

I experienced a 7mm kidney stone 3 years ago and I feel it's coming on again. I'm curious if there is medication to help dissolve this? I'm trying to avoid the ER.

Depends on stone: If a stone is confirmed by X-ray or scan, only kind dissolvable is uric acid, but these are only 5-10% of stones. Other stones have to pass on their own, or be removed by a urologist. ER only necessary for severe pain. Otherwise can be seen in office or clinic by urologist or primary care doc. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can I eat for weight gain if I'm kidney stone patient?

Please explain which food can I eat for weight gain if I'm kidney stone patient?

Diet - kidney stone: The kidney stone healthy diet includes 4 liters of fluid per day, one liter of lemonade or 4 tablespoons of lemon extract, low protein - about 4-5 ounces per day, low salt, and high intake of fruit and some vegetables. Stay away from kale, spinach, chocolate, tea. To gain weight, eat grains, pasta, sauce, breads, colored vegetables, colored fruit. ...Read more

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What's the good food to prevent kidney stones formation. And what food should I avoid if I have kidney stones.

What's the good food to prevent kidney stones formation. And what food should I avoid if I have kidney stones.

Diet isn't key: You can look around online and different urologists will tell you different things, but the key to preventing another stone is staying well-hydrated all the time -- be sure you never pass dark yellow urine. ...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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If I have kidney stones what are some of the food I should stay away from? .......And food could help pass out the stone?

If I have kidney stones what are some of the food I should stay away from? .......And food could help pass out the stone?

Kidney stones: Stay away from high oxalate foods: some 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. Also limit salt and limit animal protein. Taking in high amounts of lemonade or lemon extract from ReaLemon 4 tablespoons per day will help tremendously. ...Read more

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4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?

4 mm kidney stone still hasn't passed and its been 3 weeks. Could the stone have dissolved if ive been taking Fenugreek for 2 weeks? Home remedy?

Here are some. ..: Less than some 3% of urinary stones - usually uric acid - could be dissolved. And a 4-mm stone has a chance of some 75-85% to travel through ureter to the bladder in some 2 weeks, but not always the case. Besides, there has been no known herbs or "magic" pills for dissolving a stone except intensely alkalizing urine may dissolve uric acid stone. So, taking it out with laser is a good choice. Ask. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more