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Should i drink beer if I have a kidney stone?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hydration is the key

Beer has no medicinal properties when it comes to kidney stones.
Beer is mostly water. Making 2 liters of urine daily is recommended for prevention. Although alcohol is a diuretic (makes urine fast) it also leaves you dehydrated later, increasing stone formation risk. Water is the key!

In brief: Hydration is the key

Beer has no medicinal properties when it comes to kidney stones.
Beer is mostly water. Making 2 liters of urine daily is recommended for prevention. Although alcohol is a diuretic (makes urine fast) it also leaves you dehydrated later, increasing stone formation risk. Water is the key!
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Please ask your own physician about this.
Depending on the content of your kidney stones, certain liquids and foods might be contra-indicated. I've read things talking about moderate beer intake possibly dilating ureters a small amount, but i wouldn't suggest counting on that effect. Water is the best kind of liquid to drink, in any case.

In brief: It depends

Please ask your own physician about this.
Depending on the content of your kidney stones, certain liquids and foods might be contra-indicated. I've read things talking about moderate beer intake possibly dilating ureters a small amount, but i wouldn't suggest counting on that effect. Water is the best kind of liquid to drink, in any case.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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