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What is a calcium oxalate kidney stone?

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More people get this kind of kidney stone than any other. It forms when calcium in your pee combines with oxalate, a chemical that's naturally in many foods.

From: Can What You Eat Give You Kidney Stones? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones.”

Harvard Health Publications: “5 steps for preventing kidney stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney Stones,” “High uric acid level.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Eating, Diet & Nutrition for Kidney Stones.”

National Kidney Foundation: “6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones.”

University of Chicago Kidney Stone Evaluation and Treatment Program: “Kidney Stone Prevention Course.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 17, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones.”

Harvard Health Publications: “5 steps for preventing kidney stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney Stones,” “High uric acid level.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Eating, Diet & Nutrition for Kidney Stones.”

National Kidney Foundation: “6 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones.”

University of Chicago Kidney Stone Evaluation and Treatment Program: “Kidney Stone Prevention Course.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 17, 2019

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