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Helping Patients Avoid Kidney Stones

Here are simple steps to help your patients avoid kidney stones.

Encourage patients to drink plenty of water or other fluids, staying ahead of their thirst.
Diets including generous amounts of vegetables, fruits, and beans are rich in potassium and very low in sodium.
If you prescribe calcium supplements, encourage patients to take them with meals, rather than between meals.
Encourage patients to avoid animal products.
Their proteins and sodium content increase the risk of stones.
Patients should keep salt and sugar use modest.

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