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How can eating the wrong foods play a role in you getting kidney stones?

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What you eat can play a big role in whether you get one of these stones.

The most common type of kidney stone happens when calcium and oxalate stick together when your kidneys make urine. Oxalate is a chemical that’s in many healthy foods and vegetables. Your doctor may tell you to limit high-oxalate foods if you’ve had this type of stone before. Examples include:

  • Spinach
  • Rhubarb
  • Grits
  • Bran cereal

From: What Causes Kidney Stones? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: “Kidney Stones,” “5 Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones.”

The University of Chicago: “Why Do Kidney Stones Cause Pain?”

Urology Care Foundation: “Kidney Stones: What You Should Know,” “What Causes Kidney Stones?”

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones,” “Diet and Kidney Stones.”

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation: “Kidney Disorders Fact Sheet.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Obesity-Mild or Severe-raises Kidney Stone Risk,” “Roux-En-Y Weight Loss Surgery Raises Kidney Stone Risk.”

Up-to-Date: “Patient education: Primary hyperparathyroidism (Beyond the Basics),” “Dietary factors and medical problems that increase the risk of kidney stones.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Disease-related Contributors to Kidney Stones,” “Medication Contributors to Kidney Stones.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 20, 2017

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: “Kidney Stones,” “5 Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones.”

The University of Chicago: “Why Do Kidney Stones Cause Pain?”

Urology Care Foundation: “Kidney Stones: What You Should Know,” “What Causes Kidney Stones?”

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones,” “Diet and Kidney Stones.”

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation: “Kidney Disorders Fact Sheet.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Obesity-Mild or Severe-raises Kidney Stone Risk,” “Roux-En-Y Weight Loss Surgery Raises Kidney Stone Risk.”

Up-to-Date: “Patient education: Primary hyperparathyroidism (Beyond the Basics),” “Dietary factors and medical problems that increase the risk of kidney stones.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Disease-related Contributors to Kidney Stones,” “Medication Contributors to Kidney Stones.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 20, 2017

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