How Do You Avoid Getting Kidney Stones?


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Kidney stones are formed from minerals like calcium that are dissolved in the urine. Drinking plenty of water (about 2 liters) which enables proper filtration of the urine by the kidneys is the best way to avoid getting kidney stones. Intake of citrus fruit juices like lemonade and orange juice is known to help in preventing the formation of kidney stones.

Foods that should be avoided are cocoa, tomatoes, apples, berries, spinach, peanuts and drinks like tea and coffee as well as alcoholic drinks. A high protein diet especially one that emphasizes on meat should also be avoided as the acidic by products generated during digestion lead to the leaching of calcium from the bones to balance the acids created.

Drugs like thiazides and potassium and magnesium citrate are known to inhibit the formation of kidney stones and are prescribed for those who have a tendency towards the same. According to recent research it has been observed that people with a low intake of calcium especially calcium obtained from dairy products are more susceptible to the formation of kidney stones.

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