What do I do about dairy if my kidney stone analysis showed calcium?

Don't worry dairy OK. Calcium containing stones means that ca. Salts have precipitated in your urine for various reasons, dehydration, urinary stasis or high urinary ca. Excretion.Not affected by intake unless intake abnormally high(gallon of milk or 1-2 lbs cheese/day)u need to drink lots of water, avoid salt & get 24 hr urinary calcium excretion, if high may well need to take hydrochlorthiazide to reduce ca. In urine.
Oxalate. Most of the time ca containing kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones. Oddly enough these stones are actually prevented by taking dairy products as the dietary calcium binds oxalate in the gut and that is what actually causes the stone.
Here are some… The concept and practice of stone prevention have evolved and changed tremendously over the last 15 years. Without specific data from comprehensive stone work-up to specify the underlying reason for stone recurrence, I would not offer specific advice, but maintaining daily urine output > 2500 mL and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, & dairy product by > 50% are helpful & decent.

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Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Maybe. . If you've only had one kidney stone, there is a good chance you will never suffer from another one again. Consume at least 2 liters water daily and restrict dietary sodium. However, if you've passed several stones already or if imaging shows several stones in the kidneys not yet passed, a 24 hour urine collection can guide your doctor to definitive treatment and prevention of further stones. Read more...
Yes. A uric acid stone may be followed by a rx with Allopurinol or other means of lowering urate production. Cystine stones may get a Penicillamine rx, while struvite / triple phosphate will prompt rx to eradicate proteus infection. Calcium stones are most common and confirm the advisability of measures to keep urine calcium concentrations low. Good luck. Read more...
To a degree, but not. To a degree, yes, the result of stone analysis may guide us how to conduct stone prevention. It is not right to look at it as the whole picture for stone care but combine and correlate with other studies such as lytes, 24-hr urine studies, & needed tests to rule out renal tubular acidosis, hyperparathyroidism, UTI, etc. For individual details, ask Doc timely. Best... Read more...
Yes. There are many types of kidney stones. The chemical analysis of one's stone helps guide future treatment and prevention. Read more...