You can do many things to help prevent a recurrence of kidney stones. Knowing the stone's specific mineral composition can help determine which preventive steps are most likely to reduce your risk of getting another kidney stone. Check with your health care provider before making any major changes in your diet, but these general guidelines may be suggested depending on the type of kidney stone.
Drink 2 to 3 quarts of liquid every day. Drinking plenty of fluid is probably the most important...
Calcium stones are the most common kind of kidney stone. To prevent them, you may take:
Uric acid stones
Some kidney stones are made of uric acid, a waste product that normally exits
the body in the urine. To prevent these types of stones, you may take:
A very small number of stones are made of a chemical called cystine. Medicines to prevent them include:
Some struvite stones (staghorn calculi) form because of
kidney infections. If you have a struvite stone, you
will most likely need antibiotics to cure the infection and help prevent new
stones from forming. You may need surgery to remove the
stone. Urease inhibitors may be used to prevent struvite stones.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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