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Kidney Stones

Prevention of Kidney Stones

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.

Locations for Kidney Stones