Kidney Stones Prevention Crestview FL

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.

Abdul Rauf Mir, MD
(816) 444-7300
131 E Redstone Ave
Crestview, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1967

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Ronald Arthur Sinicrope, MD
(904) 769-2158
504 N Macarthur Ave
Panama City, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bay Med Ctr, Panama City, Fl
Group Practice: Nephrology Associates

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Christopher A Mc Farren, MD
(813) 636-0001
4404 W Azeele St
Tampa, FL
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Nephrology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1994

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Frederick Stephen Herold, MD
(954) 981-6680
1150 N 35th Ave Ste 675
Hollywood, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Hollywood Med Ctr, Hollywood, Fl; Memorial Reg Hosp, Hollywood, Fl; Memorial Hosp -Pembroke, Pembroke Pnes, Fl; Aventura Hosp And Med Ctr, Miami, Fl; Memorial Hosp -West, Pembroke Pnes, Fl
Group Practice: South Florida Primary Care Group Pa

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Ira Harmon, MD
(904) 354-0622
580 W 8th St
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1975

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Nicholas Arjun Nagrani, MD
(850) 897-5746
233 Windward Cv N PH 01
Niceville, FL
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Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1996

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Edouard Rene Martin
(954) 739-2511
2951 Nw 49th Ave
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Specialty
Nephrology

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Carlos Noel Torres, MD
(727) 375-5877
201 Plantation Club Dr Apt 807
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 1992

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(352) 622-4231
2980 SE 3rd Ct
Ocala, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Munroe Reg Med Ctr, Ocala, Fl
Group Practice: Ocala Critical Care & Kidney

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Timothy Dale Youell, MD
(407) 894-4693
2501 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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