• 2 months ago

    Kidney Stone Help

    I have had over 65 kidney stones now, and have found out they drastically decrease when I stop drinking coffee and black tea. My Urologist told me all fluids count. However; I tried going without coffee multiple times, and each time the frequency of kidney stones decreased. Has anyone else tried this with success, and how do you stay awake during the day?
    Also; I do have a hard time balancing eating well, and staying away from dark leafy greens. I love spinach, kale and spring salad mixes, but supposed to avoid/reduce dark leafy greens, chocolate and nuts. What are some alternatives?
    Thanks

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: Kidney Stone Help

    These are some of the measures you can take to decrease stone formation
    1. Increase your fluid intake to atleast 2.5 lt/day.
    2. Restrict dietary salt intake
    3. Animal protein ingestion increases formation of kidney stone. have a moderate protein diet(0.8-1 g/kg/day).
    4. Don't restrict calcium intake. Have age appropriate calcium intake.
    5. Get a stone analysis/24 hour urine biochemistry for calcium, uric acid, oxallate, citrate, sodium, phosphorous, creatinine. This will help you in planning your diet according to the type of stones.

    Dr SY