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What are some causes of urinary crystals?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Diet causes

Certain diets cause crystals like uric acid crystals from high protein diet, beer, and caffeine.
Also, phophate crystals from dairy products intake. Also, oxalate from eggplant, strawberry and tea. Please, note the change of urine acidity makes some crystals melt and disappear. Also, some diseases cause crystals like gout, malabsorption, and oxaluria.

In brief: Diet causes

Certain diets cause crystals like uric acid crystals from high protein diet, beer, and caffeine.
Also, phophate crystals from dairy products intake. Also, oxalate from eggplant, strawberry and tea. Please, note the change of urine acidity makes some crystals melt and disappear. Also, some diseases cause crystals like gout, malabsorption, and oxaluria.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Jesse Chuang
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Depends on type

Most stones are calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorous stones.
It is hard to predict why people get these stones. However, calcium restriction is not thought to help. Other causes include urinary tract infection, high uric acid (can be due to chemotherapy) and a genetic disorder. High protein and dehydration increase risk of urinary stones.

In brief: Depends on type

Most stones are calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorous stones.
It is hard to predict why people get these stones. However, calcium restriction is not thought to help. Other causes include urinary tract infection, high uric acid (can be due to chemotherapy) and a genetic disorder. High protein and dehydration increase risk of urinary stones.
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Dr. Jesse Chuang
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