Hi there. Thank you for posting your question with Healthcaremagic. I will do my best to help you.
The prevention of kidney
stone is a complex subject and there is loads of good information on this on the Internet. I would recommend the Mayo Clinic's web site as an excellent place to start. Also, you need to discuss this with you own doctor or urologist
First of all it depends on what type of stone is developing in your kidney or bladder. This has to be determined. If you can, develop the habit of urinating through a sieve just in case you can catch a small stone for your doctor to send for analysis.
Most stones are calcium based. Dietary restrictions in calcium is however no longer recommended. This is because it does not seem to work and, in any case, calcium is an important mineral for proper bodily functioning.
Some stones are composed of uric acid in which case allopurinol
, to lower uric acid levels, may be prescribed.
All recurrence rate of all stones can be reduced by increasing daily fluid intake. The cheapest way to achieve this is by drinking lots of water. The aim should be to increase fluid intake to the point where you are passing at least four pints of urine every day.
I hope that I have answered your questions at least to some extent and been of some help. If you have anymore questions please contact me again anytime.
Dr Andrew Rynne.