What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

Kidney stones. Some are low fluid intake, high dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, & high fructose corn syrup, calcium oxalate, grapefruit juice & apple juice, excess vitamin c & d, & alcohol.

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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...

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...

Please tell me natural remedies for the prevention of kidney stones and the pain they cause.?

Hydration. The best "home" remedy for kidney stone prevention is increasing fluid (primarily water) intake. Lemonade is also good for most people with stone disease. Restricting salt and red meat protein may also help. For acute stone attacks, you should seek medical attention and possible evaluation by a urologist. Read more...
Stones. . Depends on the kind of stone. If its the most common, ca oxalate. And you have hyperoxaluria -high content of oxalate in urine, the natural methods involve eliminating certain foods rich in oxalates: spinach, kale , rhubarb, nuts, beans, coffee, chocolate, list goes on. If its uric acid, another list . Some suggest lemonade every day, and no salt in diet. Consult a urologist for specifics. Read more...
See below. Drink more fluids- 2.5 litres per day, low salt diet. Lower protein diet. Avoid high oxalate foods if oxalate stones. Read more...

How can you prevent recurrent kidney stones?

Hydration. To prevent stone recurrences, first increase fluid intake, taking 10 full glasses (2l) of water a day. Follow a low salt diet, since sodium increases calcium in the urine. Reduce protein in the diet, which will reduce calcium & oxalate in the urine. Do not restrict dietary calcium, but stick to the usrda. If you continue to recur, a metabolic workup will show you what diet and meds will help. Read more...
Hydration. Drinking lots of water is the most important thing. Depending on the type of stones and a metabolic work-up changes in diet or medications may be needed. Diet changes may include reducing salt intake. Calcium reduction is not indicated; increased dietary calcium may actually reduce risk. Finally, drink lots of water. I can't say that enough. 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...

How can you prevent kidney stones coming back if I had them three times this year? I exercise and watch what I eat, but they are still coming back.

Need workup. You need a metabolic stone work up including blood tests and a 24-hour urine collection. These will allow your urologist to determine if there is an underlying metabolic problem that may need to be treated with further diet changes or possibly medication. The best advice i can give is drink enough fluid to make more than 2 liters of urine a day. Lemonade is generally good to decrease stone risk. Read more...
Water, low salt. Better to get stone work up done. Please check with your doctor and may need to see a nephrologist. General preventive measures are increasing water intake and low salt diet. Stone work up helps to identify additional specific measures. Read more...

What should I eat to prevent anymore kidney stones?

Low salt diet. Avoid package or canned soups, noodles, doritos, salty pretzels, hot dogs & fast foods. Reduce red meat for most stones and reduce protein intake & oxalate containing foods (nuts, rhubarb, spinach wheat germ). Drink lots of water even just before bed & possible drink some more when you wake up to urinate. Read more...

Is there a good way to prevent getting kidney stones?

Water. Your best general defense is drinking water. Strive to drink enough fluids to make at least two liters of urine daily. Read more...

How does one prevent the formation of recurrent kidney stones?

Kidney stones. Generic approach number one maintain hydration. Adequate amounts of fluids. Especially water. Next obtain stone from strained urine and send for analysis type of stone can dictate other measures. Read more...
Depends. On what the stone is made of and if one is passed, it is a good idea to have it analyzed. Commonest is calcium oxalate and the antidote is magfnesium. Try a warm bath with a handful of epsom salts thrown in and soak in it. The magnesium goes through the skin and enters the blood and it is harmless. Only works for calcium stones. Read more...
Preventive measures. Plenty of fluids (not caffeine or soda pop or carbonated beverages) helps prevent stones from forming. Analysis of passed stone can determine what dietary measures may help prevent further stones: e.g. Most common type is calcium oxalate; so avoid high oxalate foods like spinach & rhubarb. Magnesium citrate helps block oxalate. Other stones require differ preventive measures. Ask nephrologist. Read more...