There are four types of kidney stones: calcium oxalate, uric acid, struvite, and cystine.
A kidney stone is a hard object that is made from chemicals in the urine. There are four types of kidney stones: calcium oxalate, uric acid, struvite, and cystine. A kidney stone may be treated with laser kidney stone removal, shockwave lithotripsy, uteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithomy or nephrolithotripsy.
If you’ve had a kidney stone, here is help you know which foods should be avoid:
Limit High-sodium Foods
If you intake a lot of sodium, which is an ingredient in salt, that raises the amount of calcium in your urine. Once you finish eating, any extra oxalate “sticks” to calcium in the kidneys. That can produce stones. So limit including processed, packaged foods as well as meals from fast food establishments,condiments in your diet.
Limit Foods With High-oxalate
Spinach, many berries, chocolate, wheat bran, nuts, beets, tea and rhubarb should be eliminated from your diet intake.Many plants contain oxalate, so it’s hard to avoid it entirely.
Limit Animal Protein
Eating too much animal protein, such as red meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood, boosts the level of uric acid and could lead to kidney stones. A high-protein diet also reduces levels of urinary citrate, the chemical in urine that helps prevent stones from forming.
The most important aspect of diet management when looking to prevent recurrent kidney stones is to talk to a doctor or dietitian. They will be able to identify the type of kidney stones that develops and ways to reduce the speed or stop their development.