Kidney stones oxalate rich foods

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Avatar f tn Some of the oxalate in urine is made by the body and eating certain foods with high levels of oxalate can increase the amount of oxalate in the urine, where it combines with calcium to form calcium oxalate stones. Foods that have been shown to increase the amount of oxalate in urine include spinach, rhubarb, nuts and wheat bran. Avoiding these foods may help reduce the amount of oxalate in the urine.
168348 tn?1379360675 magnesium for the prevention of calcium oxalate kidney stones. I cannot take Urocit K because of terrible GI side effects, so my Urologist suggested this to help disuade them from forming. My calcium levels are normal. 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.
1223946 tn?1281395958 Eat low fat diet as the amount of oxalate in the urine increases with the amount of fat in the stool after bypass surgeries. Limit the intake of foods rich in oxalate like chocolate, cocoa, spinach and other dark green leafy items, nuts, soy products, most berries, beets, beans, and tea. Avoid excess of vitamin C in your diet as it can convert into oxalate. With all these precautions and appropriate medical help you will definitely have lesser chances of recurrent oxalate stones. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn Individuals with higher levels of oxalate in urine are predisposed to developing kidney stones made of calcium oxalate. Though no stones may have been seen, their passing could have been the reason for the trauma to your urethra and the subsequent strictures (narrowing that needed dilatation). Blood in urine is again an indication of kidney stones.
Avatar m tn I have tried changing my diet all together, avoiding all the things like calcium and oxalate rich foods/drinks. Drinking lemon juice squeezed into mass quantitites of water daily and I recently started Biking more often. I am getting tired of this burden and I have seen a few different urologists. I don't know where to turn so I am seeking help here. I posted this picture because maybe it can help you help me! It does look like a calcium oxalate stone to me. Any information is appreciated.
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 Vegetarians actually tend to form significantly fewer calcium oxalate kidney stones than meat eaters. Vegetarian diets include more bulk and fiber, which lowers calcium output. And, vegetable protein contains fewer sulfur-rich amino acids than animal protein, and those amino acids promote calcium excretions. It will help you to increase fiber sources in your diet, like root vegetables, and to cut back on how much meat you eat.
Avatar n tn calcium oxalate stones, struvite stones, uric acid stones or cystine stones. Potassium citrate is used for the treatment of stones. Treatment modes include oral medicines, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL), uteroscopic stone removal and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Please discuss these treatment options with your urologist. Also take less calcium and oxalate rich foods and supplements like dairy products, colas, chocolate, peanuts, leafy vegetables, and tea. I hope it helps.
Avatar n tn Hi, Firstly, the patients of ulcerative colitis are definitely at an increased risk of developing renal stones due to hyperoxaluria (there’s an increased excretion of oxalate in urine) and you know that the most common kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones thus increasing the risk of these patients. I didn’t like the attitude of your treating physician and he should definitely continue treating as you’re going through a genuine problem and it’s not a fake one.
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 Hello. I have a history of kidney stones and passed about 3 stones roughly 8 years ago. For the past 4 years I have known of the presence (confirmed by IVP) of a stone in my right kidney. There have been few symptoms, just an occasional jolt of pain (maybe once per month). Most recent CT scan showed it is now 8mm. I believe it was originally around 3 mm when first diagnosed. My physician is sending me to see a specialist due to the current size of the stone.
Avatar f tn I have no significant bowel disease and eat none of the foods which are Oxalate rich. My main problem is severe pain. I am either in the process of passing a stone or am passing crystals to the point of apprearing as "sand" in the urine/ I am constantly anemic from the hematuria which is gross at times. I have been investigated for Ca, and other problems. I also suffer from premature Coronary artery disease having had an anterior MI at the age of 38.
Avatar f tn People who live in hot, dry climates and those who exercise frequently may need to drink even more water to produce enough urine. * Eat fewer oxalate-rich foods. If you tend to form calcium oxalate stones, your doctor may recommend restricting foods rich in oxalates. These include rhubarb, beets, okra, spinach, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, tea, chocolate and soy products. * Choose a diet low in salt and animal protein.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Kidney stones at times dislodge by themselves and the pain disappears. There are numerous speculations in alternative medicines which say that the stones disappear on medication, but Allopathy does not have any such treatment. Drink plenty of fluids, try apple cider and cranberry juice. These tips may help to flush out the stone if it breaks (but less likely).
Avatar n tn There is also some evidence to suggest that hyperthyroidism (high levels of thyroid hormone) can increase uric acid levels, although not to the degree that low thyroid hormones levels do. Other causes Alcohol Use, Consumption of purine-rich foods, Hypertension and Diuretics, Obesity, Family History, Gender and age. GL Please don't shoot the messenger!
Avatar n tn If you have been pregnant or lactating and have not been taking significant amounts of calcium in your diet (1000 mg), that would aggravate the problem. 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.
Avatar n tn Kidney stones can be cure by making some changes in the regular diet and day to day activities: 1. Drinking required water to maintain good urinary flow. 2. Diet should have adequate amount of calcium. Milk, yoghurt, lentils, oranges and other dairy products are rich in calcium 3. Eat right amount of protein- daily protein needs are usually met with 2-3 servings per day. 4. Reduce amount of sodium in diet to 2-3 gms.
168348 tn?1379360675 definitely worth a try but I cannot take it with any add'l calcium bcz of calcium oxalate kidney stones I have (boo hoo). But magnesium is fine .. thanks for the great suggestion! You know decaffeinated isn't all that bad during the day/eve ... not at all, it is just that first morning cup of coffee ....... but that seems to agree with me so I cannot complain. Interesting to note how it affects us all so differently isn't it? STRESS .. geez, what is that I ask?
670955 tn?1226601500 While these stones are mostly treated by surgically removing them, there has been some success with reducing the oxalate rich foods in the diet and working to alkalize the urine pH. Kristina 1. Messonnier, Shawn DVM, Natural Health Bible, pg.
1358341 tn?1282213443 My sister thinks that her levels variation is due to the fact that she is old, and sometimes her kidney works, sometimes her kidney doesn't work. This would explain Creatinine variations, if she has Chronic Renal Failure because of aging and not because of phosphorus or other disease. My sister doesn't think she is cured, she thinks she is old, and that's what is causing all the health problems. And she says: you cannot cure from aging.
Avatar n tn Xanthophyll Inf----------------------------------- Visudyne Inf-------------------------------------- (Mineral Water/Kidney Stones Inf -------------- (off topic but may be of interest) XANTHOPHYLLS: Optom Vis Sci 1997 Jul;74(7):499-504 Density of the human crystalline lens is related to the macular pigment carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. Hammond BR Jr, Wooten BR, Snodderly DM Vision Sciences Laboratory, College of Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA.