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Are there currently any known ways ti successfully prevent kidney stones?
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
In brief: Yes
1. Fluids 2. Fluids 3.
More fluids! goal is > 2 liters/day 4. Sodium restriction 5. Animal protein restriction 6. Potassium citrate therapy 7. Oxalate restriction (google oxalate in foods) 8. Normal intake of dietary calcium -- avoiding calcium can make stone formation rate worse in many cases.

In brief: Yes
1. Fluids 2. Fluids 3.
More fluids! goal is > 2 liters/day 4. Sodium restriction 5. Animal protein restriction 6. Potassium citrate therapy 7. Oxalate restriction (google oxalate in foods) 8. Normal intake of dietary calcium -- avoiding calcium can make stone formation rate worse in many cases.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: More water
Best way is to stay hydrated.
You want to make about 2 liters of urine a day. Moderation in your diet also helps. Depending on the type of stone lemons provide citrate which can help prevent calcium stones. Cut back on salt.

In brief: More water
Best way is to stay hydrated.
You want to make about 2 liters of urine a day. Moderation in your diet also helps. Depending on the type of stone lemons provide citrate which can help prevent calcium stones. Cut back on salt.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
In brief: Drink fluids, others
For all types of kidney stones, drinking water is #1 for prevention - drink enough that your urine looks like clear water with slight yellow color (2 liters/day for avg adult).
When a stone is passed, it can be analyzed in a lab to find what it is made of, to make more specific dietary & med recommendations. See also http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/kidneystonediet/index.Aspx.

In brief: Drink fluids, others
For all types of kidney stones, drinking water is #1 for prevention - drink enough that your urine looks like clear water with slight yellow color (2 liters/day for avg adult).
When a stone is passed, it can be analyzed in a lab to find what it is made of, to make more specific dietary & med recommendations. See also http://kidney.Niddk.Nih.Gov/kudiseases/pubs/kidneystonediet/index.Aspx.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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