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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What Foods to Eat and Avoid with Kidney Stone

2014-02-28 08:45

What Foods to Eat and Avoid with Kidney StoneIf one person got kidney stones before, he or she is prone to having them again. Knowing what foods to eat and avoid with kidney stones are able to help prevent the recurrence of kidney stone to a large extent. Today, follow me to develop a healthy diet plan.

In clinic, there are four types of kidney stones: calcium stones, uric acid stones, struvite stones and cystine stones. Among them, formation of calcium stones and uric acid stones is affected largely by diet and eating foods. If your kidney stones belong to these two types, the following information is helpful for you.

What foods to avoid with kidney stone?

Since calcium stone forms due to concentrated calcium, oxalate and phosphorus in urine and uric acid stones is caused by high uric acid in urine, the following foods should be avoided for kidney stone patients.

- Animal protein: It prompts the onset of both calcium and uric acid stones.

- Purine-containing foods: Animal giblets, soybean products, seafoods, etc, all contain rich purine that increases the risk of uric acid stones.

- High-sodium foods: Sodium can lead patients’ kidneys to excrete more calcium in the urine, so patients should control their daily sodium intake to 2,300 mg.

- Oxalate-containing foods: Spinach, nuts, wheat bran, chocolate and many other foods contain too much oxalate. Try to stay away from these foods.

What foods to eat with kidney stone?

According to the formation principle of kidney stone, we give out the following dietary suggestions, including:

- Drink enough water: Water is honored by kidney doctors as the best urinary tract cleaner, so it can help small kidney stone to pass through urinary tract.

- Try foods with the property of diuretic: Diuretic is substance that can help prompt kidneys to produce more urine and prevent the formation of kidney stone.

- Eat fresh foods: Compared with processed foods, fresh foods contain less sodium.

In summary

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