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Kidney Stones - Keeping Them At Bay

20 Aug 2015
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Kidney stones, or renal calculi, are solid masses made of crystals. Originating from the kidneys, they can develop in the urinary tract. Kidney stones are known to be one of the most painful medical conditions.

SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY STONE:

  • URINATING SMALL OR MORE OFTEN THAN USUAL.
  • SUDDEN AND SEVERE PAIN IN THE ABDOMEN.
  • NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
  • PAIN ON URINATION.
  • BLOOD IN THE URINE.

KIDNEY STONE DIET

TWO GOLDEN DIETARY RULES TO CURB THE FORMATION OF KIDNEY STONE

  • Drink at least 1-2 Liters of water every day.
     
  • Fiber rich compounds such as wheat flour may contain phytates which can help in preventing crystallization of kidney stones.

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CURB THE USE OF THESE CULPRITS TO CURB KIDNEY STONES

VITAMIN C - 

   

Vitamin C may convert these stones to oxalates, thus aggravating further problems - 

 

RESTRICT THE INTAKE OF SODIUM -

  

 Patients with kidney stones, especially calcium stones should restrict their sodium intake. -

 

RESTRICT THE INTAKE OF PROTEINS

   

  • Protein increases uric acid, calcium, and oxalates in the urine and reduces citrate. Diets high in protein, particularly meat protein, have been consistently associated with kidney stones.
  • Soybeans mushrooms, eggs, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, red meats, poultry and fish should be completely avoided.

 

FOOD GROUPS

CHOOSE THESE

NOT THESE

CEREALS

 

  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Rawa
  • Sabudana       
  • Arrowroot  
     
  • Ragi
  • Bajra
  • Oats
  • Corn
  • Refined flour & its products

PULSES

 

  • Turdal
  • Moongdal

 

 

  • Rajmah
  • Horsegram
  • Soybean
  • Bengal Gram
  • Legumes
  • Sprouts

 

VEGETABLES

 

  • All gourd vegetables such as bottle gourd, etc
  • All root vegetables such as potato, sweet potato,
  • arrowroot, etc
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage  
     

 

  • Brinjal,
  • Ladyfinger
  • Tomato
  • Carrot
  • Green chilly
  • Curry leaves
  • Mushrooms
  • Green peas
  • Green leafy vegetables

 

FRUITS

 

  • All other fruits

 

 

  • Guava
  • Black currant
  • Dates Apricot
  • Bananas

 

NON-VEGETARIAN

 

 

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Fish

 

 

  • Red meats such as Mutton Muscle, beef, pork, etc
  • Eggs
  • Fatty fish

 

MILK & MILK PRODUCTS

 

  • Cow's Milk
  • Thin Buttermilk

 

 

  • Buffalo milk
  • Skimmed Milk Powder Paneer
  • Cheese

 

NUTS

 

 

  • Almonds,
  • Cashew nuts,
  • Garden cress,
  • Sesame seeds
  • Groundnut
  • Raisins

 

SUGARS

 

  • Moderate Consumption of not more than 3 teaspoons/day

 

 

  • Heavy Consumption

 

FATS & OILS

   

MISCELLANEOUS FOOD ITEMS

 

 

  • Vitamin C foods such as Amla
  • Spices such as cloves, cumin and asafoetida
  • Chocolate & other cocoa products
  • Alcoholic Beverages Tobacco

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

 

 

  • More than 2-3 serving of tea & coffee
  • Sweetened fruit juices Fruit syrups & squashes

 

SUPPLEMENTS

 

 

  • Calcium, Vitamin C & Vitamin D rich,
  • Antacids & Corticosteroids

 

 

 

 

   

Type Of Stone-

Uric Acid Stones

Food groups

Choose freely

Choose moderately

Choose rarely

Cereals

  • Brown rice
  • Dalia
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Barley
  • Jowar
  • Bajra
  • Ragi
  • Oats

 

 

       

 

 

 

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Pulses and dal

  • Pulses
  • Dry beans
  • Dals

 

  • Cowpeas
  • Tur dal
  • Chana dal

        

 

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Milk and milk products

  • Skimmed milk
  • Low-fat yoghurt
  • Cheese
  • Paneer

 

  • Whole milk
  • Cream
  • Khoa

Non-veg

  • Egg
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Alcohol

Fruits

  • All fruits

   

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Nuts

  • All nuts

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Vegetables

  • Dark leafy vegetables 
  • All vegetables except some
  • Tomato
  • Asparagus

 

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MAKE YOUR KIDNEYS STONE PROOF!

 


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