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    Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet

    If you have kidney stones, your doctor or dietitian may talk with you about an eating plan to help prevent new stones. The most common types of kidney stones are calcium and oxalate. Each type may require a different eating plan. There are certain foods you can have, and other foods you should avoid, to reduce the chance that you will get kidney stones again.

    • If you had kidney stones before, you are more likely to get them again. But by following the eating plan your doctor or dietitian suggests, you may prevent new kidney stones.
    • Drink plenty of water. The most common cause of kidney stones is not drinking enough fluids, especially water.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerTushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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