A Diet Plan that can help you Prevent kidney Stone


If you ever had a Kidney stone then you know how painful it is. It can be unbearable, coming in waves until the stone finally passes through the urinary tract. The risk of developing a new stone persists if you ever had a kidney stone. Preventing the formation of kidney stone is required in order to assure that you don’t have to go through the same level of pain again.

In order to prevent kidney stones from developing one needs to follow a proper diet plan. One of the most important components of your daily routine should be to drink water. Healthcare professionals recommend a normal individual to drink about six to eight glasses of water every day. However, the patients with critical kidney issues should consult their medical specialist for case sensitive guidance.

If you had a kidney stone then your new diet should be according to the types of kidney stone you had so that the formation of new stone can be avoided. For this, it is important to ask your medical professional that which type of stone you had. There are majorly four kind of kidney stones and your diet should exclude the foods that contribute to formation of a particular type of stone:

  • Calcium Oxalate Stones: For a calcium oxalate stone it is advisable to avoid foods like wheat bran, nuts and nut products, spinach, rhubarb, peanuts which are also high in oxidation. It is also advised to reduce the foods that are rich in sodium and limit animal protein that means one may have to limit the food like beef, pork, fish, shellfish, chicken, cheese, milk and other dairy products.
  • Calcium Phosphate Stones: The chances of developing this type of stones arises when one eats more sodium that is a part of salt. It is important to talk to your healthcare professional about how much sodium you should take per day. It is also advised to limit animal protein for decreasing your chances of developing a calcium phosphate stone.
  • Cystine Stones: In order to prevent the formation of these kidney stones it is important to drink enough fluids, especially water and make the lifestyle changes recommended by your medical specialist.
  • Uric Acid Stones: In order to prevent the formation of this type of kidney stone it is important to limit the intake of alcohol and decrease the intake of animal protein.

However, it is important to take adequate amount of protein so it is better to switch from animal protein to fruits and vegetable and other low-fat dairy products to ensure that your body is not deprived of any essential nutrient. For more personalized guidance feel free to consult our specialist at PSRI Hospital or ring us on 9582261502 to get your appointment fixed.

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