how to avoid kidney stones

How to Avoid Getting Kidney Stones

Urologic Conditions & Diseases

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(HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones may form during the body's process of filtering and eliminating waste. Once you've had one, experts say you're more likely to develop another.

To help prevent kidney stones, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:

  • Drinking plenty of fluids. Aim for at least 2 liters per day; water is the best choice.
  • Limiting sodium to no more than 1,500 milligrams daily.
  • Limiting meat to two servings per day, of no more than 6 ounces to 8 ounces each.
  • Talking to your doctor about seeing a specialist or taking a medication to help prevent recurring kidney stones.

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