Can high protein diets cause kidney stones?

Can increase risk. High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase calcium in the urine. Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone.

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Recently to ER and found out 12mm kidney stone only surgery will remove it. Will eating high protein food cause pain in kidney area?

No. But having a stone like that can. Would they consider lithotripsy (using sound waves to break up stone into smaller pieces that you can pass without surgery?) Might want to discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R. Read more...
Kidney stones. Since it is not clear what type of stone you have, stay on a low protein diet at this time. Lithotripsy, which uses sound waves to break up the stone, is very effective and may be an alternative to surgical removal. Ask your kidney specialist if this would be appropriate for you. Read more...

I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

See your urologist . I recommend that you should visit your urologist. Wishing you the very best. Read more...
Close. Egfr's of 80 and above are normal. High urinary levels of protein are not. If you do not have any current stones, a visit to a nephrologist would be appropriate. Read more...
Proteinuria. Protein in the urine is not normal. Your EGFR is in the normal range. Stones may irritate and allow some protein to appear in the urine, but this requires additional evaluation. Read more...

I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day (on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones, trueormith?

Oxalate. Spinach is loaded with oxalic acid. Excessive consumption of oxalates can cause kidney stones. However, kidney stone formation varies in individuals. It is best to avoid or limit spinach if one has history of stones or kidney disease. Read more...
Myth. While spinach has a good amount of calcium (which is a component of kidney stones), your body can only absorb so much calcium at a time. As long as you stay hydrated, you should not have a problem. Hope this helps! Read more...
Spinach and oxalate. Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day. Read more...

What does it mean if you are prone to getting kidney stones and have regularly elevated neutrophil counts and elevated c reactive protein?

You might have. a chronic kidney infection, so it is best to have a urologist take a look at your condition. Chronic kidney infections can lead to kidney failure. Read more...