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Diet for Kidney Stones

Prevention strategies for kidney stones should include - Increasing your daily fluid intake and taking the recommended daily allowance of calcium

Two dietary modifications are recommended for most kidney stone sufferers. Remember that you should consult your doctor when planning to follow any diet.

Fluid Intake

Increase your fluid intake to the point where your urine volume reaches 2.5 litres a day. This may mean drinking up to 3 litres a day, if you live in a hot, dry climate or if you are involved in strenuous physical activity. Increasing urine volume decreases the concentration of minerals in the urine. This makes it less likely that a stone will form.

Calcium intake

Diet for Kidney Stones

Make sure your diet includes the recommended Daily Allowance of calcium. Note that your calcium intake should be greatest at mealtimes. This helps to ensure that ingested minerals such as oxalate bind with calcium during digestion and pass out of the body through the intestines, rather than passing into the bloodstream and then binding with calcium in the kidneys.

Generally those who develop kidney stones once are prone to develop them again.

They say that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. For kidney stone patients, that famous ounce of prevention adds up to 2 - 3 litres a day of good drinking water.

Other dietary recommendations may depend on the type of kidney stone you are likely to form. But, pace Henry David Thoreau, "Water is the only drink for a wise kidney stone patient."

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To avoid kidney stones limit your potassium intake...Avoid foods which are high in potassium..Fruits and vegetables are high in have your servings limited
vaishali9524 Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Good article, kidney stones are very painful, most of them are build up of calcium oxalate. They are usually a result of poor diets that may contain to much animal protein, bad fats, excess sodium, etc. try and stay away from proceed foods. Most of the time it requires a diet change.
JamesGreyson Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I had a kidney stone and the lab results showed it was full of calcium. All the dr said was to drink LOTS of water. I already drink a lot of water so what else can I do?
soniaselanders Friday, January 25, 2013
Dear Sir/madam,
I fell seriously ill n was admitted for 10 dayz in d hospital, I noticed that my left belly side was swollen so I did C.T scan of abdomen and pelvis, in the result, the liver is normal size, the pancreas is normal is size and shape but Intraparechymal calcus seen in left kidney measuring 1.0cm

Fatima84 Thursday, January 17, 2013
Good morning Sir i have mild hydroureternphrosis what i mean and how to get treatment from this and what are the safety pricautions to be taken
jayaprakash167 Monday, January 14, 2013
I feel pain in my stomach. After that the I again feel pain in my stomach and lower back. I make him ignore but third day they pain was increase so high. Water coming from my mouth and I feeling like vomiting. Then I went to hospital they gave me two injection but pain did’nt stop. Next day I want to the Dr. I attempt ultrasound Dr. tell me that my lever in increasing in size wins of lever are disturbed and some concrete particle in kidney. I am really disturbed and feeling fear. Is this really serious problem? Because i am suffering from Hiatus Hernia from 3years and problem of acid and food reflection. Please advise me what I need to do or is it possible to operation of Hiatus Hernia??????? And what precaution I need to use in food or in life style.
Mohit.tyagi Sunday, October 28, 2012
Dear Doctor, My son had calcium, oxalates and cysteine when stone analysis was done. He also had cyst in the left kidney. On 13th of this month, his BUN suddenly increase to 39.5mg/dl [NV-7-21 mg/dl, Crea 1.68mg/dl (NV-0.7-1.4mg/dl] and blood uric acid-11.86 (NV7.7mg/dl). He was diagnosed as bilateral calcinosis for more than 1 year now.
MRJ325 Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sir/Mam, i have kidney stone [6.9mm] and please suggest it can be defuse without operation? Also told me, which food i can take in daily routine. Deepak Verma 918006408625
Deepak1984 Sunday, August 5, 2012
gokshuradi guggul, maharasnadhi kwath ayurvedic medication
skavg Tuesday, February 5, 2013
how we can know the type of kidney stone ? is there any biochemical or any other tests ?
govardhan.bale Friday, April 13, 2012
i found stone in my kidney which has felt from urine and gave it to lab for STONE ANALYSIS report found that uric acid POSTIVE.What treatment should i take and diet also
rajrupa_a47 Thursday, October 27, 2011
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