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You should eat food rich in sodium to prevent yourself from developing kidney stones.
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A high level of calcium in urine can result in the formation of kidney stones. Too much of salt in one s diet can prevent the calcium in the urine from getting reabsorbed in the blood, which in turn predisposes one to developing kidney stones. Therefore, decrease your intake of salt and avoid foods like chips, canned products, foods containing monosodium glutamate or baking soda and foods containing sodium nitrate.
You can develop kidney stones if you consume too much of animal protein.
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Animal meats usually contain excessive amount of acid. When the kidneys cannot eliminate all the acid from your body through the urine, you develop a condition called high uric acid in blood. High uric acid in blood can result in the formation of kidney stones. Therefore, avoiding foods like red meat, poultry meat, pork and fish decrease the chances of forming kidney stones.
Which of the following should be avoided to prevent the self from developing kidney stones?
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Leafy green vegetables contain high amount of Vitamin C. But according to researchers, vegetables containing Vitamin C do not result in the development of kidney stones. However ,medicines containing Vitamin C can lead to the formation of kidney stones. If you are currently on Vitamin C supplements talk to your doctor and know how they should be taken so that they do not affect your kidneys.
Which of the following drugs increases the risk of developing kidney stones?
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Uricosuric drugs are given to those who are suffering from a condition called high concentration of uric acid in blood. In the long run these medicines can lead to the formation of kidney stones. Therefore, instead of depending on anti -uric acid drugs, you can avoid foods high in purine, fructose, and refined carbohydrate. Consult your doctor for a proper diet chart. Maintain body weight and drink a lot of water to reduce your blood urea.
Too much calcium in your diet might increase the chances of developing kidney stones.
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It is a myth. Calcium in food alone cannot increase your risk of developing kidney stones. Instead, if you are eating food high in oxalate like coffee, chocolates, soy products and your intake of calcium is less, then you stand a chance of developing kidney stones. Balance your intake of oxalate foods with calcium-rich products like low fat yogurt or low fat milk to prevent yourself from developing kidney stones.