How many cups of water daily will effectively prevent kidney stones?

Drink enough water. So that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. Depending on your size, muscularity, physical activity, and weather, the amount of water intake needed to keep urine dilute will vary.

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My spouse takes nine pot citrate ER tabs 100's 10meq daily to prevent kidney stones. Is there an alternative medication that is less onerous.

Here are some… Thus far, potassium citrate has remained the most tolerable, available drug for urinary stone prevention. To make potassium citrate more palatable or tolerable, you may adjust its dose under professional guidance. Besides, maintaining a daily urinary output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy products by some 50% are essential. Read more...

Does distilled water and orange juice help kidney stones prevention? I can't find solid info for each way.

Vitamin C. may help prevent stones which "grow" in a High Ph environment (eg: along with kidney infections) but can "encourage": stoines which thrive in a Low Ph (acid environment! THE REAL ANSWER is DEPENDS UPON WHAT THE STONES CONSIST OF! That's why it's important to strain the urine and FIND THAT STONE! Good Luck! Hope this Helps! Dr Z. Read more...
Here are some ... There is no known specific drinks to prevent stone recurrence. But, without specific information from stone work-up, the concept of stone prevention revolves around urine dilution so to make stone ingredients below their threshold to form stone crystals. Ideally, to keep daily urine output above 2500 cc is helpful, essential, and highly recommended; as well, decrease oral consumption of salt, ... Read more...
It depends the kind. of kidney stone . Prevention is advised according to the result of kidney stone risk profile. For some kind of kidney stone distilled water and orange juice could be included in a prevention list. Read more...

How can you prevent kidney stones coming back if I had them three times this year? I exercise and watch what I eat, but they are still coming back.

Need workup. You need a metabolic stone work up including blood tests and a 24-hour urine collection. These will allow your urologist to determine if there is an underlying metabolic problem that may need to be treated with further diet changes or possibly medication. The best advice i can give is drink enough fluid to make more than 2 liters of urine a day. Lemonade is generally good to decrease stone risk. Read more...
Water, low salt. Better to get stone work up done. Please check with your doctor and may need to see a nephrologist. General preventive measures are increasing water intake and low salt diet. Stone work up helps to identify additional specific measures. Read more...

What is a home remedy to prevent kidney stones?

Seek evaluation. If you have recurrent stones, see a urologist for evaluation. In general: 1) increase fluid intake up to 2l of water/day. 2) follow a low salt diet, which lowers calcium in the urine. 3) reduce dietary protein, to lower calcium & oxalate in the urine. 4) do not restrict dietary calcium, but stick to the usrda. If you continue to recur, a metabolic workup by a urologist might be needed. Read more...
Magnesium, B6, Water. Taking magnesium and vit b6 has been proven to reduce recurrence of kidney stones by 92%! it's really unfortunate so few doctors know this. Drinking more water is the other proven strategy. See http://www.Drwhitaker.Com/magnesium-for-kidney-stones. Read more...

Does calcium citrate prevent kidney stones?

Has a potential. But need a f/u with your doc to make sure that calcium level in 24 hour urine is not increased much. The citrate is the good part that will increase in urine. Also, oxalate may decrease in urine due to calcium binding in gut, which is a good thing. Read more...
Calcium citrate. No, calcium citrate will not prevent kidney stones. The calcium is too much and the citrate is not enough. Citrate is relevant as a strone preventer, but you should get citrate from lemon, orange, and Urocit K and Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate) and Polycitra. Read more...