Small masses of minerals and salt that accumulate inside your kidneys are known as kidney stones. Sometimes they also move down the urinary tract and can be in the size of small tiny dots to as big as a ping pong ball. Patients suffering with kidney stones usually complain of pain in the abdomen or groin and at times they may also have blood in urine.
Patients with kidney stones need to follow a different diet. A change in your diet will help in stopping of further formation of kidney stones. Depending on the type of stone the diet would be different. A good dietician will tell you what diet should be followed for which stone.
- Calcium Oxalate Stones
- Calcium Phosphate Stones
- Cysteine Stones
- Uric Acid Stones
Calcium Oxalate Stones – This is the most common type of kidney stones that are found in patients. People with this type of kidney stone need to reduce oxalate, sodium and limit animal protein. They would have to draw as much calcium from foods. Oxalate would be found in nuts and their products, spinach, rhubarb, wheat bran and peanuts. Sodium is usually high in all packaged, canned, seasonings and fast food. Animal protein is – chicken, fish, beef, pork, shellfish etc. Even milk and dairy products come under it.
Calcium Phosphate Stones – Like the calcium oxalate stone a patient with calcium phosphate stone would also have to reduce sodium and animal protein intake. Plant based animal protein are good and they can be consumed – soy milk and its products, legumes like lentils including peanuts or dried peas or beans, sunflower seeds, nuts and its products are good proteins which can be consumed. However the dietician should confirm the quantity per intake. Calcium should be consumed in the form of cereals, breads, beans and fortified juices.
Cysteine Stones – A cysteine stone is a type of kidney stone which is formed from amino acid cysteine. When a patient has this type of stone they should drink a lot of water. A health care professional would be able to advise you on how much liquid intake is required.
Uric Acid Stones – Such stones are quite common in children. These are caused by purines which is a chemical compound found in organ meats, red meats and shellfish. Animal protein needs to be limited for patients with this type of stone. Plant based protein is always good and should be had in a limited way.
It is suggested that one always check the label of different foods for hidden sodium and then intake the food in a restricted way – sodium alginate, baking powder, sodium nitrate/nitrite, disodium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate are all hidden forms sodium. Health professionals suggest an intake of 2,300 mg for each adult.
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