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Podcast 4: Role of Diet in the Prevention of Kidney Stones

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Top Kidney Stone Removal Hospitals in Bellandur | Nelivigi Multispeciality Hospital

Diet for Kidney Stones | Top Kidney Stone Removal Hospitals in Bellandur | Nelivigi Multispeciality Hospital
Diet for Kidney Stones | Top Kidney Stone Removal Hospitals in Bellandur | Nelivigi Multispeciality Hospital

Welcome back to “Nelivigi Multispeciality” podcast, this is Dr. Girish Nelivigi, Urologist and Andrologist with you.

In today’s podcast episode I am going to talk about “What is the role of diet in the prevention of Kidney Stones?”

This is the most common question asked by patients with kidney stones. The common perception among people is that a specialized diet can prevent stones. However, the reality is far more complex. There is no particular diet that can prevent the formation of kidney stones. Diet plays a role only when a person consumes food that is overly excessive or severely deficient in some nutrients. For example, a diet severely deficient in calcium may cause calcium stones. This is because a calcium-deficient diet increases the absorption of oxalate that leads to stone formation. At the other end of the spectrum, calcium supplements may increase the risk of stone formation especially when these supplements are taken at a separate time from the main meals.

A common question asked is whether a patient with stones should cut down on the consumption of milk and other dairy products like cheese, curds, and paneer. All these foods contain calcium and there is no need to cut down on these foods for the reason we discussed earlier.

So, today’s podcast is very important to know what is the role of diet in the prevention of kidney stones. Listen to it carefully.