Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you will have to have your salivary gland removed because of blockage by a large stone. Stones of this type are either due to deposits of calcium or a compound called oxalate. It is unusual for anyone who does not take very high doses of calcium or vitamin C supplements to develop such stones. Oxalate also occurs in wheat germ, beetroot, broccoli, Swiss chard, boiled onions, boiled spinach, rhubarb, nuts, chocolate and cacao, and pepper. If you have been taking calcium and/or vit C supplements at high doses, or have eaten large quantities of the listed foods then your diet may have played a role in the formation of the stones. If this is not the case, then your diet which sounds well balanced, probably did not contribute.
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