Calcium oxalate kidney stones foods to avoid

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168348 tn?1379360675 I have a condition called MSK (Medullary Sponge Kidney) that predisposes me to producing calcium oxalate or calcium oxalate/phosphorous stones. I avoid all oxalate containing foods and don't take any extra calcium supplements or antacids containing calcium Thanks.
872485 tn?1240607162 I just had bloodwork yesterday to check my kidney function. I'm wondering if there is any certain foods to avoid that are hard on your kidneys. Caffeine?
Avatar f tn Harvard researchers found that taking magnesium along with vitamin B6 can reduce calcium oxalate stone formation. Vegetarian tend to form fewer calcium oxalate kidney stones than meat eaters. I'm not saying to become a vegetarian. increase fiber sources in your diet, like root vegetables, and cut back on how much meat you eat. Sugar and salt can also increase both calcium and oxalate in the urine. The less common type are uric acid kidney stones.
895634 tn?1283992810 These substances can create small crystals that become stones. The stones take weeks or months to form. •Calcium stones are most common. They are more common in men between age 20-30. Calcium can combine with other substances, such as oxalate (the most common substance), phosphate, or carbonate to form the stone. Oxalate is present in certain foods such as spinach. It's also found in vitamin C supplements. Diseases of the small intestine increase your risk of these stones.
Avatar f tn Years ago I was sent to a dietitian due to MSK and the kidney stones. I was told to limit salt to 2000mg and avoid purines and oxalates. The foods you listed were on the oxalate list. Gravies and liver are all I can remember that were on the purine list, but there were a lot more. I can't drink ANY alcohol anymore without severe kidney pain. I used to have a couple of wine coolers once or twice a year, but I can't even tolerate one anymore.
Avatar n tn I have had a few kidney stones over the last few years and have been placed on a low oxalate diet. There's a lot of foods to try to remember to avoid and I wondered if people had some good tricks.
Avatar f tn My doctor also gave the same advice about actually needing to consume calcium to avoid the kidney stones. I was also told to drink orange juice with the iron because it helps with the absorption. Hope that helps.
Avatar m tn Depending on the stone you have, you will need to avoid certain food items. For oxalate stones you need to restrict (not totally stop) foods which are high in oxalate like beans, legumes, dark green leaves, egg plant, spinach, beets, chocolates and fruit cake. Avoid Vitamin C as its metabolism produces oxalates in the body. For calcium stones you need to restrict packaged food items rich in sugars and dairy products. For uric acid stones you need to restrict protein intake. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn You do need to cut down or avoid some foods. Those that I know of that can contribute to the formation of calcium stones are strawberries, beetroot, peanut butter. I can't remember other foods, but I am sure there were some more. I do find that if I eat too much peanut butter, I start to feel uncomfortable in my kidney area. Once you have had kidney stones (apart from the Cystine ones which are hereditary) you will be prone to getting them again.
Avatar m tn If you can catch the kidney stone, get it analysed so that you know what its composition is. Mine was a calcium oxalate stone and I was told to cut out dairy produce and some foods, as well as drink a lot. I haven't had a stone again, but do occasionally get an uncomfortable feeling and a lot of very fine sediment in the urine. I drink freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with water from time to time. Keep well and stone free.
Avatar m tn I recently came across something that said turmeric can cause calcium oxalate (sp?) kidney stones. I am prone to forming stones and have had numerous surgical procedures about 8-10 years ago to get rid of them. Since then I have been taking a potassium citrate prescription med. to keep them from forming and I have been fine. Both of these docs who said it would be OK did not treat me when I was going through these procedures but it is noted on my charts.
Avatar n tn Gl One hundred forty-nine patients with longstanding recurrent idiopathic calcium oxalate and mixed calcium oxalate/calcium phosphate renal stones received 100 mg of magnesium oxide 3 times a day and 10 mg of pyridoxine once a day for 4.5 to 6 years. The mean rate of stone formation fell by 92.3%, from 1.3 stones per patient per year prior to the study to 0.10 stones per patient per year during the study.
Avatar f tn Hello CurlyQ, Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am sorry to hear about your kidney stones and the pain that they cause you. I have chronic kidney stones. I've yet to have a CT that did not reveal several. It is true that they should not hurt unless they are moving. It's called renal colic. However they can move without it being known. Several small stones can pass without being detected unless you are having CT's weekly. The last one I passed was almost 7mm.
Avatar f tn I concur with Spotjeff. My natural doctor says: "Most kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate. Magnesium makes calcium more soluble in the urine, and inhibits the formation of calcium-oxalate crystals. One study examined 55 people with reoccurring kidney stones, who were given 500 milligrams of magnesium daily for up to 4 years. the study showed that 85% of these people remained stone0free compared with 41% in a group of people who did not receive magnesium supplements.
Avatar f tn Recurrent kidney stones are found renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidney, Dent's disease (genetic disease of the kidney), hyperparathyroidism, primary hyperoxaluria and Crohn's disease. For oxalate stones you need to restrict (not totally stop) foods which are high in oxalate like beans, legumes, dark green leaves, egg plant, spinach, beets, chocolates, wheat barn, rhubarb and nuts and fruit cake. Avoid Vitamin C as its metabolism produces oxalates in the body.
1660289 tn?1302560398 I have a Shih Tzu who is going in for surgery soon to have two large bladder stones removed. He also has two small ones in his kidney. The vet keeps talking about getting him started on Hill's diet. I have no intention of buying this food from them. I have reminded her three times that he needs to be on a grain free food. I will not risk the chance of switching foods & having him go through the miserable itchiness, hair loss & yeast infection again.
Avatar n tn These tips may help to flush out small stones. Depending on the stone you have, you will need to avoid certain food items. For oxalate stones you need to restrict (not totally stop) foods which are high in oxalate like beans, legumes, dark green leaves, egg plant, spinach, beets, chocolates and fruit cake. Avoid Vitamin C as its metabolism produces oxalates in the body. For calcium stones you need to restrict packaged food items rich in sugars and dairy products.
Avatar m tn Since 1994 I have had over 250 kidney stones. I drink at least a gallon of water each day, am on meds to break up stones, which dont work, on meds for bp which also cuts calcium down in the body, on a low-oxalate diet, low calcium diet, and just found out i have 6 more stones. 1-6mm on left and a 3 mm on left side, and 4 stones with the range of 1-3 mm on the right side. I hurt all the time, urologists thinks im in there for the narcotics, what is someone supposed to do? Hurt?
Avatar n tn Depending on the stone you have, you will need to avoid certain food items. For oxalate stones you need to restrict (not totally stop) foods which are high in oxalate like beans, legumes, dark green leaves, egg plant, spinach, beets, chocolates and fruit cake. Avoid Vitamin C as its metabolism produces oxalates in the body. For calcium stones you need to restrict packaged food items rich in sugars and dairy products. For uric acid stones you need to restrict protein intake.
Avatar m tn Be sure, though, to get your calcium from dietary sources like dairy products as taking calcium supplements can increase your chances of kidney stones. My stone may years ago was diagnosed as being calcium oxalate, but then the thinking was to avoid all dairy products. So things have changed a lot since then. And of course, the usual of drinking water and not getting dehydrated also is a preventive from stone formation. Did they let you keep the stone? Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Are the stones forming in your kidney or your gallbladder?
Avatar f tn Hi .. I'm on the low oxalate diet and have been told to avoid foods high in oxalates as well as calcium and to avoid taking added calcium supplements. So even though cranberries are good for the urinary system, they are not good for us stone makers! I'm sure others will jump in on the thread to help you ... maybe we can find a list of foods. WELCOME .. you have found the right place to give, get and share advice with MSK!
Avatar m tn Depending on the stone you have, you will need to avoid certain food items. For oxalate stones you need to restrict (not totally stop) foods which are high in oxalate like beans, legumes, dark green leaves, egg plant, spinach, beets, chocolates and fruit cake. Avoid Vitamin C as its metabolism produces oxalates in the body. For calcium stones you need to restrict packaged food items rich in sugars and dairy products. For uric acid stones you need to restrict protein intake. Take care!
538697 tn?1218415082 Avoiding medications or supplements that increase risk of kidney stones. Voiding bladder every 3-4 hours to keep flushing the urinary tract to avoid infections or stasis resulting in stone formation. Avoid beverages such as tea and coffee and alcohol. Avoid foods with high oxalate content, such as red meat, beans, etc. You will need to have the cause of the ureteral nephrosis assessed as it could be reason for your recurrent infections. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar n tn I take Urocit K to change the PH of my urine to help prevent calcium oxalate stones and Alopurinol (gout medication) to help prevent Uric Acid stones. I also was told to drink at least a gallon of water a day, avoid foods that are high in oxalate and purine. I hope you feel better soon.
1886992 tn?1320912487 //kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kidneystonediet/ eating right some days can be difficult and I don't want to develop problems like Anemia or something because I may not be eating right, trying to adjust and figure out a good routine to care for my new found abnormal kidney. Does anyone who's been living with this condition have any pointers on what I could safely take and where to find them? I appreciate any feed back.
Avatar m tn Having MSK disease and all the stones that go along with it, my stones were calcium oxalate stones. Once I cut out foods and most important drinks high in oxalate, my stones decreased greatly in occurrence. I cut out #1 orange juice (also oranges). #2 tea. And any other drinks high in oxalate. It wasn't the calcium as the problem creating stones, it was the oxalate.
Avatar n tn Oxalate-rich foods have been known to cause calcium oxalate stones in individuals predisposed to developing renal stones, so it would be a good idea to avoid them. The infection and stone formation forms a vicious cycle which only good management and appropriate diet can resolve. So you need to continue the present lifestyle changes you have made, while making a few more. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar m tn 's in regard that we may be able to help you with certain foods to avoid to decrease the chance of new stone growth, etc. Do you get frequent urinary tract infections? Anything else you can think of to share would be helpful for us to be able to give some pointers as to things you can do to promote wellness while living with MSK. AGAIN WELCOME .. this is a great new community, and many on it are veterans having had MSK for many years with different types of symptoms.
482754 tn?1341795094 Sweet potatoes have a high oxalate content. Don't feed to pets prone to calcium oxalate stones. Before giving any food, you should check to make sure the oxalate content is low. You can find this info online, but check several lists. Reputable sights like Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic probably have good lists. Calcium Oxalate stones are commonly the stones that people form, so the same food info for people should apply to your dog also.