What do you do to minimize kidney stones?

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   Posted 8/19/2011 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a rather interesting kidney stone experience to finally find out that I have calcium oxalate stones known as Randall's Plaque disease. I was told to emilinate tea, green leafy veggies, cashews, excessive salt, etc (which I only use salt anyway) and begin peeing in a container to measure my urine output to help regulate how much I need to drink each day. Obviously try to minimize carbonated beverages and really focus on drinking water or drinks like Crystal Light. My question for you guys that have kidney stones is how do you keep them from forming?

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   Posted 8/23/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I had terrible bouts of kidney stones. I have had just about every surgery or procedure there is and I have been on/off every diet there is, But, still had stones. Dr finally said, " I know that as a woman that you don't want to hear this but I think that if you stop eating too much protein and go back to carbs you will probably see less stones". Remember, I have tried everything else. So, I eat quite a bit more carbs and less protein and try to stay away from the oxalate foods as you described and haven't had a stone since. I have gained weight because of the carbs but this diet also helped lessen the severity of my IBS issues too. I will take the weight gain over the stones and bathroom trots. Hope this helps.
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