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

Diet for Uric Acid Stones

Uric acid stone former should avoid animal sources of protein and red wine and increase their daily fluid intake.

If you are a uric acid stone former, avoid animal sources of protein, which tend to acidify the urine. Food rich in uric acid includesmeats, sweet breads and sardines.

Eat protein foods in moderation, as even vegetable sources of protein (e.g. pulses and grains) are urine acidifiers. Be sure to consult a doctor about minimum daily requirements of protein for a person of your age, gender, overall health condition, and body-weight.

Pure Uric acid stones can also be dissolved by increasing the daily fluid intake and making the urine alkaline. The recommended fluid intake is about 2.5 liters to 3 liters a day. The color of the urine should be pale white and not yellow as this means that your fluid intake is adequate. Do remember that drugs such as multi-vitamins can make the urine appear yellow even if you are drinking enough water.

Usually potassium citrate solutions are prescribed by the doctor to be taken three or four times daily mixed with some water.

Some vegetables such as sprouts may also increase the uric acid level in the blood.

References:

  1. Education, Advocacy, Support, Highlight Sixth ICF Symposium - (https://cystinuria.org/education-advocacy-support-highlight-sixth-icf-symposium/)
  2. Kidney Stones - (https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/kidney-stones)

Comments

vaishali9524 Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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 Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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 Friday, January 25, 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?

Fatima84 Thursday, January 17, 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

jayaprakash167 Monday, January 14, 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

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