According to the NIDKD, the best ways to prevent kidney stones are the following:
- Drink more water. Up to 12 full glasses of water a day can help to flush away the substances that form stones in the kidneys. Ginger ale, lemon-lime sodas, and fruit juices are acceptable.
- Limit coffee, tea, and cola to one or two cups a day. The caffeine may cause a rapid loss of fluid.
- Consult your physician regarding dietary modifications.
- Medications may be prescribed to prevent calcium and uric acid stones from forming.
Please consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this condition.