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Dr. George Klauber
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What should I eat when you have kidney stone?

What should I eat when you have kidney stone?

Low salt &drink lots: Reduce salt intake, reduce or limit animal protein intake. Reduce other protein (eggs, fish meat) & oxalate containing foods (nuts, spinach, rhubarb wheat bran) if calcium oxalate stones. Most important is to drink lots of water, aim for 10 glasses/day. Get enough calcium (milk & chhese is ok) they do not, and salt does, contribute to forming calcium stones. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Are bananas ok to eat if you have kidney stones?

Sure: Eat what you like unless your nephrologist tells you specifically otherwise. Drink plenty of water and comply with instructions depending on your type of stone. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Is soybean oil the same as soybeans in which it would be bad to eat if you have kidney stones?

Oxalate: Oxalate is the culprit in beans; the solid soy bean has more oxalate than soy oil, for sure; so eating soy beans will more likely increase stone potential compared to soy oil, which you may use in cooking or on a salad. The oxalate rich foods are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; minimize these; drink 3-4 liters fluid per day; ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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I'm just wondering, if you have kidney stones, what can you eat to alleviate the pain?

I'm just wondering, if you have kidney stones, what can you eat to alleviate the pain?

Syoned: I don't know of any dietary items that alter the course of kidney stone pain. Typically stones are only painful when they leave the kidney by way of the ureter. See a urologist for therapeutic options. ...Read more

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Dr. Sabry Mansour
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My boyfriend has kidney stones he doesnt 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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Dr. Raj Singh
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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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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Can you eat nuts with kidney stones?

Can you eat nuts with kidney stones?

Yes but...: If you form oxalate stones then nuts are one of the foods that you may be advised to avoid. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

How long after you pass a kidney stone should pain hang around I am scared to eat and not sure if it is all in my head if you know what i mean ?

No pain after stone: Usually there is complete relief from pain once you pass the stone sometime the kidney stone is associated with infection and in that case there may be some discomfort but not the same pain you feel with a kidney stone if you have passed the stone or stones and do not have co existing infection, you should feel no pain now. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
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What can I eat if I have kidney stones ?What I have to avoid?

What can I eat if I have kidney stones ?What I have to avoid?

Depends on Type: Stones can be uric acid, calcium phosphate, calcium oxalate and cysteine. Depending on type you should modify your diet. All stone formers should be on a low sodium diet because it decreases calcium and uric acid excretion by the kidney. A low protein diet, especially low in purines (red meats), helps decrease uric acid. Finally and most important; drink at least 3-4 quarts of fluid a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Was wondering how much spinach do you have to eat to get kidney stones?

Was wondering how much spinach do you have to eat to get kidney stones?

Spinach and oxalate: Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to 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. More than one cup / day is too much spinach ...Read more

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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


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