Kidney stones can develop from waste products in your urine. Kidney stones can form when substances in the urine—such as calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus—become highly concentrated. Large amounts of waste product in small volumes of urine can bind together to form crystals. These crystals can then join together to form a hard lump called a kidney stone. Kidney Stones can be prevented or controlled through dietary intake.
There are four different types of Kidney Stones:
If you know which type of stone you have, you can target your diet to prevent the kidney stones from forming again. Get in touch with one of our nutritionists to see how they can help with creating a kidney stone preventative diet.
If you do not know the type of Kidney stone you have, you can still make dietary changes and take certain supplements as preventative measures.
Studies have shown that the following things help you fight future kidney stones:
Please note that these tips may not work for every patient suffering from kidney stones. It is crucial to speak with your health care provider and have them recommend what is best for you for the type of stone you have. If you feel like lifestyle and dietary changes are not helping, speak to your medical practitioner to find a solution that is most suitable for you.
For information regarding our Kidney Stone Prevention Clinic please contact us at: 647-352-3233 or 416-630-1712.