Category: kidney stones

5 Steps to Fewer Kidney Stones

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, odds are you won’t forget how much it hurt. After tracking roughly 192,000 people for about 11 years, researchers came up with five factors that account for half the risk of a first...

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Be Kind to Your Kidneys

Kidney stones are most common in summer. To protect yourself from this painful condition, keep drinking throughout the day. Sugar-free lemonade can be especially helpful. Sugar-sweetened colas can make things worse. Source:...

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Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Sipping 4 ounces of pure lemon juice per day (or 32 ounces of prepared sugar-free lemonade) may cut the risk of a return of two common types of kidney stones–calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate stones. The lemon juice...

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Preventing Kidney Stones

The best way is to drink plenty of fluids–six to eight glasses a day–to ensure that you produce at least a liter of dilute (pale) urine each day. Urinating less than that encourages the formation of kidney stones,...

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Soda & Stones

Drinking more fluids is thought to prevent kidney stones. But that may not apply to sugar-sweetened soda. Researchers tracked more than 194,000 people for roughly 8 years. Those who drank at least one serving of sugar-sweetened...

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