Kidney Stones Prevention Cheyenne WY

The old rumor that it’s important to keep calcium low in the diet has been proven incorrect. In fact, just the opposite is true: research shows that increasing dietary calcium can decrease the incidence of calcium oxalate stones in recurrent stone formers, in part, at least, by binding oxalates from food.

Ageselaos John Meares, MD
5050 Powderhouse Rd
Cheyenne, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ageselaos John Meares
(307) 635-9131
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Jean A Halpern
(307) 635-9131
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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James Clarke Rupp, MD
(307) 577-4330
1141 Wilkins Cir
Casper, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Vera Nelson, MD
Casper, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Howard Allen Sackel, MD
(307) 634-1311
1331 Prairie Ave Ste 2
Cheyenne, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: Florida Hosp -Orlando, Orlando, Fl; Orlando Regional Med Center, Orlando, Fl
Group Practice: Nephrology Associates Of FL

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Jean Alvin Halpern, MD
(307) 635-9131
1111 Logan Ave
Cheyenne, WY
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Nephrology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: United Med Ctr -East, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Southeastern Wyoming Dialysis

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Vera Lynn Nelson
(307) 265-8300
419 S Washington St
Casper, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Jean A Halpern
(307) 635-9131
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Dr.James Rupp
(307) 472-7200
1141 Wilkins Circle
Casper, WY
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
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Nephrologist
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Reducing the Risk of Kidney Stones

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By Dan Lukaczer, ND

Q I’ve had kidney stones a couple of times in the past few years. My doctor says they come from calcium oxalate and that I should drink more water. Is there anything else I should consider?

A If you’ve had any type of kidney stone more than once, I would put you in the category of a recurrent kidney- stone former. Thus, your chances of having a repeat episode are high. You’re not alone. More than 500,000 Americans per year suffer from kidney stones. For a man, the chance of developing a stone is one in 10 over the course of his life. For a woman, the chance is somewhat less.

You mention your kidney stones are the calcium-oxalate variety—the most common stone by far (other types are struvite, uric acid and cystine). Studies show the creation of these stones is related to diet, particularly to eating oxalates. There are a number of foods that contain natural oxalates, with the highest amounts found in spinach. Rhubarb, beets, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran and strawberries also have oxalates, and all should be limited in the diet when this type of kidney stone is a problem.

Additionally, it is important to increase the solubility of oxalates in the urine so they don’t crystallize and form stones. As your doctor suggested, you should make a habit of drinking plenty of water each day so you stay well hydrated. A rule of thumb is to drink at least eight glasses per day. There are also specific nutrients that appear to help, with magnesium, potassium and B6 leading the list. A recent study that analyzed chronic stone formers who took approximately 500 mg of magnesium oxide and 5 g of potassium-sodium citrate for one week found that oxalate crystals in the urine—a warning sign of potential stone formation—decreased by two thirds.

Lastly, the old rumor that it’s important to keep calcium low in the diet has been proven incorrect. In fact, just the opposite is true: research shows that increasing dietary calcium can decrease the incidence of calcium oxalate stones in recurrent stone formers, in part, at least, by binding oxalates from food.

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