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Diet for Struvite Stones

Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Article Reviewed by Dietitian julia samuel, M.Phil on Nov 23, 2016
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Diet for Struvite Stones

Struvite stones are formed due to urinary tract bacterial infections. The common organisms include Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis.

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The most common treatment for these stones is a long course of antibiotics depending on the sensitivity of the bacteria. Ask your doctor about dietary changes that help to ease the side effects of long-term antibiotic use. Struvite stones have a higher chance of recurring unless the infection is completely eradicated.

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Struvite stones tend to form when the pH of the urine is abnormally high or alkaline due to breakdown of urea into ammonical salts by the infecting bacteria.

If you are a Struvite Stone former you may modify your diet to increase the acidity of your urine to inhibit the bacterial growth. Urine acidifiers include specific tablets, animal proteins and citrus fruits.

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vaishali9524

To avoid kidney stones limit your potassium intake...Avoid foods which are high in potassium..Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium..so have your servings limited

JamesGreyson

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.

soniaselanders

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?

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