Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Dos and Donts in Kidney Stones

While many patients suffer from kidney stones in the world and are prescribed for medications no dietary advices are given to these patients like which food will increase the process of stone formation and will lead to recurrence of kidney stones after their removal and which diet leads to decreased stone formation even spontaneous dissolution of the stones. So here is an advice on dietary modifications in kidney stones.

  • Drink plenty of water around 8-10 glasses per day
  • Eat fruits and vegetables rich in citrate (vit C) as they lead to decrease precipitation of calcium oxalate like orange juice and coconut water rich in potassium and other electrolytes
  • Drink Cranberry Juice as it decreases the chances of urinary infections due to stones which can be disastrous
  • Eat fruits rich in vit B6 like banannas

  • Avoid soyabeans and nuts
  • Avoid vegetables like cauliflower, brinjal, tomatoes, beatroots, dark leafy vegetables
  • Avoid nonvegetarian food like red meat, fish
  • Avoid dairy products
  •  Avoid carbonated drinks like coca cola, pepsi etc as they are rich in oxalates leading to stone formation
This dietery modification usually helps to reduce kidney stone formation i  patients who are prone recurrent stone formation. Also after the removal of kidney stones the contents of stones are analyzed and dietary modifications are adviced according to that.


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  2. kidney stone

    Kidney stone is a disease in the urinary tract wherein specks of minerals form into the urinary tract and even within the kidneys and as a result, it causes pain and discomfort.