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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Not the key

For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication.
For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus.

In brief: Not the key

For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication.
For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus.
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