“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Patients with personal or family history of kidney stones are at increased risk for kidney stones in the future.  There are a number of key factors that promote kidney stone formation. Addressing these can successfully decrease the frequency of kidney stone recurrence.

Keys to Success:

  • – Adequate fluid intake, at least 3 L of fluids a day with the goal of producing at least 2 L of urine daily.
  • – Weight loss for patients who are overweight
  • – Thorough evaluation of dietary, metabolic and endocrine risk factors. Addressing specific areas identified to be contributing to kidney stone risk.
  • Avoidance of salt. Limiting dietary salt intake.

Contrary to popular belief, restriction of calcium is not recommended for most patients as this can counter-intuitively cause kidney stones.

Learn more about Kidney Stones

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in treating kidney stones. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with renal colic or kidney stones, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.

Last modified on September 23, 2013