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What to eat & What not - Kidney stone

Kidney stones are a collection of mineral and salt deposits that form in various shapes and sizes in the kidney. Sometimes, they can be very painful when they pass through your kidneys and bladder to pass out through urine.

Symptoms of Kidney Stones

Some kidney stones have symptoms, while others don’t. Symptoms associated with kidney stones include:

  • Pain on the side/back of the body
  • Cloudy urine
  • Urine changes colors and may be an unusual color, such as pink or brown
  • Feeling to urinate very often
  • Having a fever. This may happen if an infection develops with the kidney stone

What to eat if you are suffering from Kidney stones

  • Foods that are high in salt – Salt is harmful to kidney stone foods. High sodium increases calcium accumulation in the urine, which can lead to kidney stones. A low-sodium diet is essential to avoid the formation of kidney stones.
  • Animal protein – Eating red meat increases the level of uric acid in the body, which increases the chances of kidney stone formation. Additionally, animal proteins reduce citrate in the body which prevents the formation of kidney stones. To follow a kidney stone diet, eat less animal protein and more plant-based foods. 
  • Sodas – cold drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola are rich in artificial sugars (fructose, sucrose) and phosphate, which stimulate kidney stones. Be sure to keep them out of your diet.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms or if you are suffering from kidney stones, visit Atreum Speciality Hospital providing the best urology hospital in Bangalore.