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Doctor insights on: What Foods Contribute To Kidney Stones

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I've seen tea listed as a drink to avoid as it might contribute to kidney stones. Does this include green tea?

I've seen tea listed as a drink to avoid as it might contribute to kidney stones. Does this include green tea?

Controvertial: Tea traditionally has shown to be high in oxalate that can cause kidney stones. Green tea's oxalate content is much lower. But the medical evidence has been conflicting with some recent studies actually suggesting a reduction in the stone risk from even non-green teas! Until the jury is out, stick to drinking water. No rx required and cheap! ...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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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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Does the comsumption of nuts contribute to the formation of kidney stones?

Nuts and stones: Yes; Calcium oxalate is most common among adults; reasons include: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and dry beans; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; be moderate ...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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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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How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you

How likely do kidney stones return if you've had them once? Also can Metamucil contribute to developing kidney stones? Thank you

Stones: The risk of a 2nd stone in 7 years is 50%, stone analysis is single best test, a 24 hour urine test along with blood work helps define reason for stone formation, then there are simple things, if no medical issues, drink 2L of water in 24hr, decrease salt in diet, (sodium), and see a kidney doc. Hope this helps. ...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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Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Does drinking a lot of milk also contribute to calcificate/ kidney stone formation? Would it worsen a kidney stone condition or is this false?

Here are some. ..: Without systemic evaluation, specific advice could not be provided. But for most cases, maintaining daily urine output >2500cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, and dairy products by >50% are the decent and doable and effective advice, but requiring patient's persistence to translate the concept into practice with real actions. More? Ask urologist for detail timely. ...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