Kidney stones foods to avoid diet

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Avatar n tn My uric acid (1480) and oxaclic acid levels were high. I am now on allopurinol (sp? the bottle is not with me). I was told to change my diet to avoid purines and oxalic acid. I got a very short list from the doctor and was told to do some research on the internet. Well, the internet hasn't been too helpful because different websites contridict each other on the content levels. Where can I get good info? Also, add into the mix that I am hypoglycemic.
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 what can i do to ensure this doesnt happen again? how can i avoid these stones and how do i know what type of stones i have. what diet should i be on, foods and drinks to have and to avoid. excercise and lifestyle ect.
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 I have had about 15 stones over the last 15 years and had 3 procedures were I was hospitalized to remove kidney stones that were too large to exist on their own. Good luck to you.
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.
1223946 tn?1281395958 After bariatric weight loss surgery it is common to have high urine oxalate and low urine citrate -factors that lead to kidney stone formation .So you need to be extra careful regarding your intake of water and food. Increase your water and fluid intake. Eat low fat diet as the amount of oxalate in the urine increases with the amount of fat in the stool after bypass surgeries.
Avatar n tn This evaluation may include cystoscopy to check the bladder lining for injuries to identify the site of origin of the blood and protein. You will need to take care to restrict certain foods in your diet, especially vitamin C, as it has been reported to aggravate signs and symptoms of both kidney stones and interstitial cystitis.
Avatar n tn I also have kidney stones, I am looking to learn more about what kind of diet or foods are good and bad for the kidneys. I would like to eat healthier and avoid the foods that are not good for my kidneys. Does anyone know of a website or have information that could help me out. So far all I know is drink a lot of water, and spinach is not good for the kidneys... Thanks everyone!
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 m tn I still however take around 2lit water in the morning to avoid problems.... I had a few questions regarding the diet changes that i need to do... i wanted to ask as to whether i should completely avoid spinach,cabbage ,coffee and tea???? do they cause stones?? what other speefic foods i should avoid?? Also my doctor had given me potassium citrate 1100 mg three times a day when i had stones...should i take this medicine further for another 2-3 months...or does it cause problems in the long run?
Avatar m tn Recurrent kidney infection can be due to diabetes, some anomaly or defect in the kidney or due to the organisms developing antibiotic resistance. 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. Since the pain comes before periods too, it can also be due to endometriosis.
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 f tn His cardiologists were surprised about the need for angioplasty He is also on meds for Atrial fibulation. He has been eating a healthier diet, sticking to low fat/fat free foods, more fresh fruits and vegatables, whole grains, drinks mainly water (8 to 10 glasses a day) and herbal tea etc. His is a non drinker and non smoker. In fact, he has avoided alcohol in recent years while on meds for a-fib. What could be causing his recent kidney stone attack - still had signs of more crystals this wek?
1704625 tn?1310712361 I wanted to start a diet, try something new, to help address some of my ailments. Mostly I want to have a diet, or know which foods to eat, to cater to my narcolepsy. To relieve some of my tired, run down moments. Also, to cater to my kidneys, perhaps, to help keep them healthy and stone free. I have numerous calcifications in my kidneys that I would like to get rid of also. What diet, or foods, would help me out the most?
Avatar m tn Also remember to have small meals more frequently - every 2-3 hours, avoid spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol, and add plenty of fiber to diet. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar f tn U.S. scientists discovered that gut microorganisms not only influence immune cell function, but actually support the production of immune cells that form the first line of defense against infection. About 80 percent of the neurotransmitter serotonin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract—not the brain. Since large quantities of neurotransmitters are manufactured in the gut, that means your GI tract is largely responsible for your general physical and mental well being.
Avatar m tn The pain of kidney stones are excruciating for some and others feel nothing, depending on the size of the stone. The pain comes from the stone moving down from the kidney to the bladder via the ureter. Once it is in the bladder, usually you shouldn't experience any pain . Drink lots of water!!! This is the only way to flush them out. You will never know if you have passed it out in your urine unless you strain it.
390645 tn?1233372037 the doc also tell me to avoid sea foods n drink a lot of water. my question is how should i change my diet to make my kidney to stay healty. what food i have minus in my daily meals? what items should i add in my diet so that i wont have this stone problem? any idea. plz advise me????
82861 tn?1333457511 If there is no infection than your dog has kidney damage or kidney failure, and you will have to treat agressively to save the kidneys by using Sub Q fluid therapy, phosphate binders if the phosphate is also elevated, kidney saving herbs such as Rehmannia 8 and more. Please write back once you have additional test results. Thanks.
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 f tn After to surgeries, I was sent home with a new diet. There are a number of foods to avoid, as these are high in oxollate. I was told to consume milk products with my meals to bind the calcium to the oxolates found in food. Since then, my doctor did a test and found that I am lactose intolerant. My doctor doesn't want me to consume lactose free products either or soy products. So, how do I get calcium rich foods to bind with oxolate if I can't have milk or soy products?
Avatar n tn It will take 6 months to see a specialist. In the meantime I would like to know the type of food to eat or avoid in order to not get attacks. I know fatty foods but what are fatty beside the basic? Does a person have to get their gall bladder out? From FAQ it seems even then stones can return. From the info I read on kidney stones, they can be painful and to drink lots of water. Get them broken up with sonic waves? Any help greatly appreciated.
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 n tn I am a 62 year old male and have had persistent CAOX kidney stones since I was 22. That is 40 years of kidney stones. I have learned to live with them and have seen the same doctor all those years. I now have two stones, one in each kidney and both are >9mm. I hurt all the time but my doctor says that there is no hydronephrosis and the stones are in a position of the kidney where I should not be having pain. Well guess what? I do have pain and I am sure it is from the stone.
Avatar m tn Thank you so much for your thoughtful response. My kidney stone problem is a problem with oxalate. I think I will stop the turmeric for now. I am disappointed, as I thought this would help the arthritis. I certainly don't want kidney stone problems again. The calcium supplement I take is calcium citrate (not carbonate). Since I already take a prescription potassium citrate (Urocit-K), I guess the turmeric would be keeping that from doing its job of breaking down the oxalate.
Avatar f tn When chronic conditions cause the kidney to overwork, kidney dysfunction is inevitable. Another link to dehydration is low Aldosterone, indirectly caused probably by her serious deficiencies associated with her malabsorption issues Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by the adrenals that regulates water levels. It is unfortunate that no medical doctor so far, took the time to piece this together and help your daughter get better. She needs to avoid fibre.
506981 tn?1223188996 Some people are prone to developing kidney stones. A change in diet and increasing the intake of fluids helps manage the problem. You can do the following to prevent and reduce the occurence of kidney stones: Drink at least 2 liters of water per day. Increase intake of citrus juices. Take paracetamol for the pain every 4-6 hours, but do not continue it, without seeing a doctor, for more than 3 days. Avoid foods rich in oxalates such as beans, meat, etc. Do not resist the urge to pass urine.
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?