Kidney Stones Prevention Manhattan KS

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.

Dr.Richard Schumacher
(913) 381-0622
1295 E 151st St # 7
Olathe, KS
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Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
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Nephrologist
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Reeta Thukral, MD
(785) 232-4545
6201 SW South Pointe Dr
Auburn, KS
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
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Richard Allan Huseman, MD
(913) 831-2430
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
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Aditi Gupta
(913) 588-6074
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS
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(785) 354-9591
823 Sw Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
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Harvey Mitchell Grossman, MD
(913) 906-0900
12330 Metcalf Ave Ste 300
Overland Park, KS
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kirk Alan Duncan, MD
(913) 381-0622
1295 E 151st St Ste 7
Olathe, KS
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Graduation Year: 1978
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(316) 263-5891
Wichita Nephrology Grp #310 818 North Emporia
Wichita, KS
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
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Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St F, Wichita, Ks
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(316) 263-5891
818 N Emporia St Ste 310
Wichita, KS
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Medical School: Rangaraya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1980
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Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St J, Wichita, Ks
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Thomas Wiegmann, MD
(816) 861-4700
3900 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS
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Medical School: Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ, Fak Med, Munchen, Germany (407-16 Pr 1/71)
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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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