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Should A Patient with Kidney Stone Eat Eggs


2013-11-16 09:14

Should A Patient with Kidney Stone Eat EggsKidney stones are a common problem of the urinary tract. Almost all kidney stone patients will benefit from simple dietary changes. We often eat eggs in the daily, for they provide the protein we need. Can we still eat them when we have kidney stones?

What causes kidney stone?

Kidney stones, like small rocks that form in the kidney, can be of different types(uric acid stones, calcium oxalate stones, cystine stones, and struvite stones). Most kidney stones are calcium type. This happens when calcium combines with oxalates to form stones. Uric acid stones develop when there is a high level of uric acid. Struvite stones may be because of an infection in the urinary system. Cystine stones are rare and usually hereditary.

Should a patient with kidney stone eat eggs?

As we all know, eggs is high in protein. 1 medium egg contains about 1 oz. While it is recommended to eat 5-6 oz of protein intake among adults. In addition, eggs is rich in calcium. Per 100g egg contains about 56mg calcium. Therefore, eating eggs means to increases the risk of stone by increasing calcium, oxalate, and uric acid levels in urine.

But you can choose non-meat protein foods such as nuts and beans instead of eggs.

Diet plan for kidney stone patients

-Drink more water.

-Eat vegetables or juice with diuretic and acid properties.

-Avoid eating food high in oxalates.

-Limit the consumption of dairy products.

-Restrict the intake of animal protein.

-Stop drinking alcohol.

Treatment depends on the size and location of the kidney stone. Drinking plenty of water and taking some medicines can help a small one pass easily. If the kidney stone is large, operation may be needed. You can talk to our online doctors to learn more detailed information for kidney stone.




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