Regarding Food And The Amount Of Water Consumption In Patients With Kidney Stones?

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I’m 20 years old dook. and have stones in the kidney. Is eating fried food allowed for me? if drinking water should be how much (how many liters)? the problem is on several different websites. some say not too much and some say must be a lot. What exactly is it like Dook ?? thanks dook

1 Answer:

Hello Dheahanif,

Thank you for the question.

Kidney stones, if they are small, may not cause disturbing clinical symptoms. However, if the size is enlarged, then this stone can injure and block the flow of urine, so that makes sufferers feel pain (often around the genitals, lower abdomen, waist, to the back), urinary disorders (becoming more frequent, difficult to hold, not lampias , comes out little by little, the urine is cloudy or reddish, and also smells pungent), nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and many other complaints.

Small kidney stones often do not require special handling, other than drinking lots (at least 2-3 liters per day), especially water, do not like to hold back urination, and limit foods and drinks that are prone to make urine clot into stones, for example caffeinated drinks and fizzy, foods that are high in oxalate (such as beets, spinach, sweet potatoes, beans, chocolate, soy), foods that contain lots of salt (such as salted fish, flavorings, preserved foods), and foods that contain animal protein (such as crab, shrimp, red meat). Fried foods actually do not directly trigger kidney stone formation. However, according to a variety of literature, limiting your intake of foods high in cholesterol (including fried foods) can reduce your risk of developing kidney stones very significantly. So, it should also be limited.

It's just that, if the size of the stone is enlarged, especially to block the flow of urine, it is necessary to do further treatment, such as by administering drugs, performed ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy), even surgery (such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or ureteroscopy). If not treated optimally, the blockage of urine flow due to kidney stones can lead to kidney failure. In cases like this you need to limit your fluid intake.

That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult further with your doctor, internal medicine doctor, or urology surgeon.

I hope this helps.

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