Kidney Diet While Trying to Pass a Kidney Stone

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It has been said that kidney stones are more painful than labor pains.  Some kidney stones are quite large and are harder to pass.  Some stones are small, and pass without us even knowing that we had the stone.  It is when the stones are large that the problems arise.  The two key treatments to passing kidney stones is drinking lots of water as fluid helps one urinate which will help it to pass.  The other option is to encourage the patient to walk as much as possible.  It has been said that the stone will pass sooner with walking.  To stay on a kidney diet, one needs to watch intake of calcium, as the calcium is what forms the stone.  This is quite conflicted when women of post menopausal age are constantly told to increase the amount of calcium.

A suggested diet for someone who has kidney stones is as follows:

  • Breakfast:  grapefruit juice, one cup; 3/4 cup cereal with 1 cup skim milk; 1 scrambled egg with 2 sliced of white toast with 2 tsp margarine, 1 cup coffee and 1 cup of water.
  • Lunch: White meat chicken, 2 oz; 2 slices of wheat brad, 1 cup iceberg lettuce with oil/vinegar dressing (1 TBSP); 1 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup lemonade, 1 sugar cookie, 1 cup water.
  • Dinner: 3 oz. baked haddock, 1/2 cup white rice, 1/2 cup peas, 2 tsp margarine, 1 dinner roll, 1 apple, 16 animal crackers, 1 cup water.

These meals should be done in consultation with your physician who may refer you to a dietitian to assist you in planning.  There are so many different do’s and don’ts that it is hard for the lay person to figure out what to do.  There are several different web sites that offer assistance and suggestions.  Some suggest organic diets, others suggest using certain herbs and spices.  Whereas all of these ideas may be good, your doctor knows your body and your specific medical needs.  For example if you are a diabetic, there would be different food requirements than for a person who is not.  There may be certain medications that you may be on for other medical reasons that may come into play.  Choose a doctor you trust, then follow his/her advice.

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