kidney stone

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kidney stone

[′kid·nē ‚stōn]
(mineralogy)
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Foods rich in animal proteins -- such as meat, eggs, and fish -- contain purines and can increase the risk of uric acid stones and calcium stones.
A high animal protein intake causes a significant increase in the urinary excretion of calcium, oxalate, and uric add, 3 of the 6 main urinary risk factors for calcium stone formation.
Stone composition was defined as uric acid or calcium stones based on its predominance (>50%).
Among the four major types of stones, calcium stones are the most common and occur in two major forms: calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate.
Lemon juice can help raise citrate levels in the body, which in turn can inhibit the formation of calcium stones.
Calcium stones can form over a wide range of urinary pH levels (6).
4 To prevent calcium stones, eat fewer dairy products and avoid calcium-based antacids.
A YOU say your specialist said you have calcium stones.
For example, Dalmatians are more likely to develop stones made from urate--a salt of uric acid--than are most other breeds, while Schnauzers tend to develop calcium stones.
Also, the urine of DASH consumers contained a higher concentration of citrate, an important inhibitor of calcium stones, than the urine of others in the analysis.