How can I prevent from getting kidney stone?

Prevention of kidney stones. Knowing the exact cause and kind of stone enables people to make changes that can help prevent further stones.

To help prevent any type of stone, fluid intake should be 2.5 to 3 litres per day. Water is best.

People who get calcium stones should cut down on foods that have high levels of oxalates (meat, chicken, fish, asparagus, nuts and berries, chocolate, cooked spinach, rhubarb, tea and coffee). However, not everyone will benefit from cutting down their calcium intake. It's important to first discuss any dietary changes with a doctor.

Those who get uric acid stones should eat less meat, fish and poultry. Preventative medicine may be also be prescribed to control the level of acid in the urine.

People who get "infection" stones need to keep the urine free of bacteria that can cause infection. This may involve taking long-term antibiotics.
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Related Questions

I had a kidney stone twice in my life, so I need a diet chart to prevent it re-occurring, can I get a diet chart?

Ask a dietician. The specific composition of the kidney stone will determine what things in your diet may contribute to the stone forming. If you know the composition of the stone, then you can alter your diet accordingly. There is not a single chart, and each stone is unique to each person. In general, they have calcium and another protein. Read more...

What causes a kidney stone and how can you prevent one?

Urine chemistry. Stones form due to high concentrations of stone elements in the urine e.g. Calcium, oxalate. A 24 hour urine collection by a nephrologist or urologist can make a diagnosis. The first step in prevention is to drink enough to void 2 litres a day. See your physician first. Read more...
Kidney stone. The causes are dehydration, familial, gouty nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, oral intake of calcium containing food or vitamin& parathyroid disease. This is accumulation of calcium, phosphate, urate, cysteine & oxalate minerals not excreted by kidney. Drink lot of water and treat the causes mentioned above. Thanks. Read more...

How can I prevent my kidney stone from growing? Thank you

Void > 2 liters/day. Stones are not uncommon and the most common stone is a calcium oxalate stone. The most prudent way to prevent future stone formation is to avoid void > 2 l of urine per day, add citrate to the diet (lemons and limes are 100% citrate), add magnesium to the diet (200 to 500 mg), take in vitamin b6 as a supplement. If you had had more than one stone a metabolic evaluation is necessary. Read more...

How can you prevent yourself from getting a kidney stone?

Preventing stones. In general you can't always prevent stones. The things that have been associated with prevention is a high fluid intake, limit animal products to less than 8 oz daily, limit sodium to 2-4 g daily, limit oxalate containing foods, limit high sugar and fat content, avoid excessive vitamin c, daily exercise, maintain your ideal bmi, high vegetable fiber and calcium greater than 1000 daily. Read more...

Can someone tell me how to prevent myself from getting a kidney stone?

Drink lot of water. If you are prone to develope kidney stone, drink 12 8oz glasses of water daily which will dilute the mineral or stone forming salt in the urine. Read more...

Experienced my 2nd kidney stone yesterday. How can I prevent passing another? I'm 26 years old, and yesterday I passed a kidney stone. This was my second experience with a kidney stone, as I also passed one about 15-months ago. As anybody that has experie

If . If this is your second episode of stone passage you should have a complete workup for stone formation. This includes: blood work, 24-stone risk urinalysis, pth, and if you have the stone, even better, then it should be sent for stone analysis. Depending on the results, you can prevent the frequency of stone episode with diet, increase water intake and specific medications. Read more...
Kidney stone. There are several types of kidney stones and at 26 years of age it is important that you know what type of stones you are passing. A stone should be submitted for analysis and you should have a 24 hour urine collection for stone risk analysis. You will need to see a urologist for this. In the mean while try to drink enough fluid to make about 2 liters of urine daily. (very little color). Read more...

What causes a kidney stone to devlop, and how can it be prevented?

Water, water, water. Kidney stones may occur for a number for a number of different reasons. The most common is not drinking enough water. There are other reasons including diet as well as inherited disorders. If you have a history of kidney stones, your urologist should order the appropriate tests to determine the type of stones you have as well as their cause(s). Read more...
Dehydration number 1. The biggest risk for most people is dehydration. You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors. Read more...

Can kidney stone prevent period in women?

Typically, no. The menstrual cycle is a hormone dependent process and barring a very unusual complication, kidney stones have no effect on these hormones. Read more...

How much fluid for kidney stone prevention? Shouldn't it be based on your weight vs how many ounces you drink?

Kidney stones. The goal is to make 2 liters of urine per day. Adjust fluid intake accordingly. Read more...
Not a cure . Drinking lots of fluids can help prevent kidney stones but it's not a cure all. Your genetics, your diet, medications and other medical problems can also predispose you to developing kidney stones. Read more...
Kidney stones. While dietary modifications largely depend on stone type, fluid recommendations are constant regardless of the type of stone you make. Drink sufficient fluid to make 2 liters of urine per day. Read more...
Fluid intake. I tell my patients to drink enough fluids to maintain their urine a light yellow to clear color. Is hard for busy people to measure their urine output, also depends on your weight and height. Read more...