Category Archives: Kidney Stones

Thoughts on healthy foods for kidney stones?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I used to eat all the right foods: yams, pumpkin soup, parsley, cilantro, green leafy vegetables, and almonds. Then I got a kidney stone. All the foods that have been called healthy are now supposedly unhealthy. What are your thoughts on this? A: It is true that some of these foods…

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How to avoid kidney stones?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you explain what a kidney stone is and how it can be avoided? A: The kidneys help remove toxins from the body through urination. Sometimes, excess calcium and other minerals in the body become stuck in the tiny vessels within the kidney where the filtration of the blood and urine…

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