Category Archives: Prevention

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We know that finding good advice on kidney stone prevention can be a challenge. Some information you’ll find on the internet is not based on good science and other information may be too hard to understand or apply in real … Continue reading

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Do vegetarians get kidney stones?


Earlier this year, a poll found that 7% of Americans identified themselves as vegetarians while an additional 6% were vegans.[1] Vegans, as you may know, in addition to not eating meat do not eat dairy products. Worldwide, the country with … Continue reading

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What have you tried for stone prevention? A KidneyStoners study.


One of the first questions that we often get asked by new kidney stoners is, “How can I prevent this from happening again?” If you saw a doctor for your stone, there are a number of options that he or … Continue reading

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Did drinking iced tea really cause my kidney stones?

Iced tea in a mason jar Recently, you may have heard patients, newspapers, and websites all tell you, “Iced tea caused your kidney stones!” With so many sources telling you the same thing, it must be true, right? Wouldn’t it be great if iced tea were … Continue reading

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Salt Intake and Kidney Stones

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Most individuals think that their calcium and oxalate intake are the main culprits to the formation of their kidney stones.  Because the most common kidney stone type is composed of calcium oxalate, this would seem to suggest that restricting calcium … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with the Need to be Over-Hydrated – From a Patient’s Perspective

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Water, Water Everywhere: Coming to Terms with the Necessity to be Over-Hydrated. I know the consumption of plenty of water is necessary in order to stay properly hydrated, especially if one lives in a hot and dry climate.  I live … Continue reading

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How do I know if I am drinking enough?

Urine volume and hydration curve

Graph showing urine output volume by hydration level. At 100% hydration, average urine output is 50 cc/hr or 1200 cc/day. Kidney stone patients should aim for 100 cc/hr or 2400 cc/day. Most kidney stone patients are used to being told … Continue reading

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