Kidney Stones

– formed in urine calcified objects of different size and location.

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Because of abundance of salts in the urine the formation of stones can be expected. Typically it occurs when there is an excess of some salts in urine and the same time shortness of substances that prevent stone formation. Stones can cause kidney damage, trigger urinary tract infection, cause blockage of urinary tract with severe colicky pain.

What kind of diet needs to be followed in the presence of kidney stones?

It depends on the kind of stone or its chemical composition. For example, uric acid stones require low calorie diet with a low protein intake; calcium oxalate stone prevention will benefit from Sodium restriction, normal calcium contain and limited oxalate intake. 

The only common recommendation for all type of stones is hydration, high liquid intake.

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