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Self-help: Preventing kidney stones

If you have kidney stones, these dietary precautions may help prevent their recurrence:

Prevent kidney stones
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  • Drink 2-3 litres (4-6 pints) of fluids daily.
  • Drink fluids before going to bed to ensure that urine production continues overnight.
  • Drink more fluids in hot weather, after strenuous exercise, or if you have a fever.
  • Ask your doctor or dietitian if you should alter your diet, depending on what type of kidney stone you had.
  • To prevent oxalate stones, avoid foods rich in oxalic acid, such as rhubarb, spinach, and asparagus.

 

Posted 09.09.2010

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