Posted by: Anon | 2008/11/03

Kidney stones

Dear diet Doc

What can a person drink to PREVENT kidney stones? I have a regular tendancy to get it but no renal failure has been diagnosed yet. I drink Citrus Soda once a day andI heard beer now and then helps, as well as cranberry juice to prevent infection.

Please advice...
Thank you

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Dear Anon
Citro soda, plenty of liquids, and cranberry juice do all help. It is important to find out what type of kidney stones you have - some are caused by an excess of calcium, other can even be caused by overdosing on vitamin C! Ask the dr what type of stones you develop and if he/she can suggest other treatments or investigations (for example some patients develop kidney stones if they have a problem with the parathyroid gland).
Best regards

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