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Summer season is ahead. In order to prevent Kidney stones, one should drink plenty of fluids, particularly water.

Types of kidney stones include:

Calcium stones. Most kidney stones are calcium stones, usually in the form of calcium oxalate. Calcium stones are the most common type of kidney stones. They are usually made of calcium and oxalate (a natural chemical found in most foods), but are sometimes made of calcium and phosphate.

Struvite stones. Struvite stones form in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection. ...

Uric acid stones. Uric acid stones form when your urine is often too acidic.

Cystine stones.


Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs.

Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin.

Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.

Pain on urination.

Pink, red or brown urine.

Cloudy or foul-smelling urine.

Nausea and vomiting.

Guidelines to prevent kidney stones:

Drink plenty of water at least 8 glasses of water daily.

Eat less salt. ...

Have only 2 or 3 servings a day of foods with a lot of calcium, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, oysters, and tofu.

Eat lemons or oranges, or drink fresh lemonade. ...

Limit how much protein you eat.

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Drinking lots of water is good for you too. Lots of us don't drink enough.


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