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Which foods should you avoid to prevent kidney stones?

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If you have calcium oxalate stones, which are the most common type, your doctor may tell you to avoid foods high in oxalates:

  • Nuts, including almonds, cashews, pistachios, and peanuts
  • Soy products, including soy burger, soy milk, and soy cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Oat and oat bran
  • Red kidney beans, navy beans, fava beans
  • Beets, spinach, kale, tomato

From: How Can I Prevent Kidney Stones? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publications : “5 Steps for Preventing Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Kidney Stones,” “Polycystic kidney disease.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention.”

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (uwhealth.org): “Urology: Genetic Heritability For Kidney Stones.”

American Kidney Fund: “Who is at risk for kidney stones?”

University of Utah Health Care: “Can Women Get Kidney Stones?”

Harvard Medical School: “5 steps for preventing kidney stones.”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:  “Kidney Stones Are on the Rise Among Youth, Especially in Females and African-Americans.”

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

National Kidney Foundation: “Phosphorus and Your CKD Diet.”

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath: “Directory listing of /health/Oxalate/files.”

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : “Soda and other beverages and the risk of kidney stones.”

The Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones: Oxalate-Controlled Diet.”

Urology : “Can Sexual Intercourse Be an Alternative Therapy for Distal Ureteral Stones? A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 06, 2017

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publications : “5 Steps for Preventing Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Kidney Stones,” “Polycystic kidney disease.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention.”

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (uwhealth.org): “Urology: Genetic Heritability For Kidney Stones.”

American Kidney Fund: “Who is at risk for kidney stones?”

University of Utah Health Care: “Can Women Get Kidney Stones?”

Harvard Medical School: “5 steps for preventing kidney stones.”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:  “Kidney Stones Are on the Rise Among Youth, Especially in Females and African-Americans.”

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

National Kidney Foundation: “Phosphorus and Your CKD Diet.”

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath: “Directory listing of /health/Oxalate/files.”

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : “Soda and other beverages and the risk of kidney stones.”

The Cleveland Clinic: “Kidney Stones: Oxalate-Controlled Diet.”

Urology : “Can Sexual Intercourse Be an Alternative Therapy for Distal Ureteral Stones? A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 06, 2017

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