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Having kidney stones. What food should I avoid? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Nov-2013
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User:Hi Doc
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have Kidney stone and its 5mm in size
User:what all the food items i should avoid?
User:I started taking more amount of water
Doctor:You should avoid
Doctor:milk and dairy products
Doctor:Fluids include water and other beverages such as milk, juice, soups, coffee and tea.
Limit caffeine to 300 mg per day (1 250 mL or 8 oz cup of coffee has 60-150 mg of caffeine and 1 cup of tea has 40-80 mg of caffeine)
Limit black tea if you have had calcium oxalate stones in the past, as it is high in oxalate.
To help drink enough fluids:
Be sure to drink whenever you are thirsty.
Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day.
Include at least one beverage with each meal.
User:wht should i take a lot other than water
Doctor:Limit the amount of sodium you eat.
Doctor:that means eat less salt
User:Oh ya i understood
Doctor:Limit the oxalates in your diet if you have had calcium oxalate kidney stones.
Limit the foods that contain the highest levels of oxalates. These are spinach, rhubarb, beets (root and leaves), star fruit, peanuts, almonds, black tea, soybeans, tofu, and meat substitutes made with soy. Chocolate, wheat XXXXXXX based-foods, cashews, hazelnuts and beans also have oxalates, but not as much. When eating these foods have small portions, and don't eat them too often.
Get the recommended amount of calcium each day from foods and drinks. The recommended daily amount of calcium for adults aged 19-50 years is 1000 mg; females aged 51-70 years is 1200 mg; males aged 51-70 years is 1000 mg; and adults >70 years is 1200 mg.
If you eat high oxalate foods, it's a good idea to eat a food or drink a beverage high in calcium at the same time. See the "Additional Resources" section for a list of foods high in calcium.
You do not need to completely avoid foods containing oxalates. In fact, it is impossible to completely remove oxalates from your diet while still eating a balanced diet with all the nutrients you need for good health.
Doctor:you can eat these fruits
Doctor:mango, papaya, melons, berries,
Doctor:Is there anything else i can help you with?
User:How about Guava?
User:some say the seeds are bad
Doctor:Guava is not recommended
User:Thanks Doc
User:It is very useful
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for chatting with me
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