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Why do you need to avoid foods that have too much acid when you have cystine kidney stones?

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Cystine kidney stones grow more easily in acidic urine. For this type of kidney stone, curb your hunger for meat and eat more fruits and vegetables, which have lower acid levels.

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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