Diet has a major role to play in occurrence and recurrence of stone disease. The following precautions will help you decrease chances of recurrence.
Keep yourself well hydrated all the time; drink liquids at regular intervals. Increase intake according to activity (exercise, outdoor, etc.)
Dietary fads with innumerable do’s and dont ‘s are common parlance, many of which have not been adequately studied. The diet for stone patient is that of moderation; there are no absolute do’s and dont’s .The following precautions may help you formulate a diet plan
Your doctor may ask you to eat more of some foods and to cut back on other foods. For example, if you have a uric acid stone, your doctor may ask you to eat less meat, because meat breaks down to make uric acid. If you are prone to forming calcium oxalate stones, you may need to limit foods that are high in oxalate. These foods include rhubarb, beets, spinach, and chocolate.
Your doctor may prescribe medicines to prevent calcium and uric acid stones. The therapy your doctor gives you depends on the type of stone you have. For example, a medicine that helps prevent calcium stones will not work if you have a struvite stone. The diet changes that help prevent uric acid stones may not work to prevent calcium stones. Therefore, careful analysis of the stone will help guide your treatment.